If you have borrowed from the Federal Direct Loan and/or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan programs and you are graduating, on a leave of absence, or enrolled less than half-time, federal regulations and College policy require you to complete loan exit counseling.

You must complete the loan exit counseling requirement for Federal Direct Loan and Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans by visiting the StudentLoans.gov

  • Select “Exit Counseling” at the bottom.
  • You will need to provide updated contact information, information regarding next of kin, and two separate personal references. 
  • Middlebury will be notified electronically when you complete the process.

If you have borrowed Middlebury College loans or Federal Perkins Loans, you must complete a separate exit counseling by visiting ECSI.

Loan Exit Counseling sessions are offered at the end of the semester, prior to graduation.

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group

If you are in dispute about your federal student loan, contact the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group as a last resort.

The Ombudsman Group is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Guaranteed Student Loans, and Perkins Loans.

Downloadable Resources