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Loan Exit Counseling Information

Federal Regulations require all students to complete Exit Loan Counseling Sessions when they graduate, withdraw or drop below half-time status. Failure to complete Exit Loan Counseling Sessions will result in a hold being placed on your academic transcripts.

December graduates – Your personalized Loan Exit Counseling packet will be mailed to your permanent address the week of December 5th. Exit Counseling needs to be completed online; however, it is highly recommended that you also schedule an appointment to go over your loan servicer information with your Financial Assistance Loan Advisor after you complete your online exit counseling sessions. You can call the Office of Financial Assistance at 310-506-4301 to schedule an appointment or e-mail us by clicking here.

A separate counseling session must be completed online for each type of Federal or Institutional loan borrowed.

Please note that we are available for your questions after you complete your online Exit Counseling Sessions. If you would like to e-mail your questions, you may do so by clicking here. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please call the Office of Financial Assistance at 310-506-4301 during normal business hours.

Stafford Loan Exit Counseling

Click hereto complete your Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Exit Counseling Session online (this site provided by the Department of Education). You will need your FSA ID in order to sign into the online session. If you need assistance with your FSA ID, please call the Dept of Ed at (800)557-7394.

Perkins and Pepperdine Institutional Loan Exit Counseling

Click here to complete your Perkins and/or Pepperdine Institutional Loan Exit Counseling Session online (this site provided by ECSI, your billing servicer).

December graduates - Heartland ECSI will send instructions and your ECSI PIN number to your Pepperdine e-mail account during the week of December 5th. The Office of Financial Assistance does not have access to your ECSI PIN number. If you have questions regarding your ECSI PIN number, please contact ECSI at 888-549-3274.

Loan Consolidation

Federal loan consolidation is a repayment option that can help you reduce your monthly payments by extending your repayment term. It can also combine all of your Federal loans into one payment. If you are considering consolidating your Federal loans, please visit the Dept of Ed's websiteto get the facts you need to make an informed decision.

Loan Forgiveness

Loan forgiveness is available under certain circumstances for Federal Educational loans. For information regarding Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation, and Discharge visit the Dept of Ed's website.

Other Information

If you do not know your Federal loan totals or loan servicer information, you can access your Federal loan (Stafford and Perkins) account information online at the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) by clicking here or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. This database does not include any Institutional or Private loan amounts. You can access your Institutional Loan account information at www.ecsi.net or by calling ECSI at 1-888-549-3274.