We look forward to helping you through the financial aid process.

Once you have accepted the loans offered to you, please complete the following steps:

1. Read and sign the Middlebury Institute Student Financial Services Disclosure Form

2. Go to www.studentaid.gov and “Log In” using your FSA ID (used to complete your FAFSA)

3. For first time direct loan borrowers: Complete Entrance Counseling 

  • From the top menu, hover over the “Complete Aid Process” option and click “Complete Entrance Counseling.”
  • This process provides information on the terms and conditions of the direct loan program and then requests that you complete a short quiz.
  • Students who have previously borrowed subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans do not have to complete a new entrance counseling session.
Screenshot of the Loan Counseling option on the Federal Student Aid website

4. For Direct subsidized/unsubsidized loans: Complete a Master Promissory Note

  • From the top menu, hover over the “Complete Aid Process” option and click the “Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan MPN” under “Complete a Master Promissory Note.”

Please note that there are separate MPN’s for Direct and Graduate Plus loans. If you are accepting a Graduate Plus loan as well, you will need to proceed to step 5.

Screenshot of the Direct MPN option on the Federal Student Aid website

5. For a Graduate Plus Loan: Complete a Master Promissory Note

  • From the top menu, hover over the “Complete Aid Process” option and click the “Grad PLUS MPN” under “Complete a Master Promissory Note.”
Screenshot of the Grad Plus Master Promissory Note option on the Federal Student Aid website