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Federal Direct Stafford Loans - loans taken out by undergraduate and graduate students.

In order to borrow a Federal Direct Stafford Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized), please follow the steps below:

1) Complete the FAFSA and receive an award letter from FSU with a Federal Direct Stafford award.  Return the award letter accepting the Stafford award or accept the award using my.framingham.edu


2). All first time Direct Loan borrowers must complete your Federal Direct Stafford Loan MPN (Master Promissory Note)

  • Log into the "Manage My Direct Loans" (located in the upper left hand corner)
  • Once you are logged in, click on Complete Master Promissory Note
  • Click on the Subsidized/Unsubsidized icon and follow the directions to complete your Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • You will need to use your federal pin number that you used to fill out your FAFSA, if you don't remember your pin number you can retrieve it at www.pin.ed.gov


3). Complete your Loan Entrance Counseling requirement (required for all new borrowers at FSU)*
  • Log into the "Manage My Direct Loans" (located in the upper left hand corner)
  • Once you are logged in, click on Complete Entrance Counseling
  • Then, click on the Complete Entrance Counseling icon.
  • In the Counseling Type Box, select I am an undergraduate student and then click on the Continue icon.
  • Follow the directions to complete your Federal Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling.

*Prior year FSU Stafford Loan borrowers who previously completed entrance counseling for your Federal Stafford Loan are not required to complete a new entrance counseling session for your Direct Stafford Loan.

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