Entrance Counseling is a requirement for all students requesting Stafford or PLUS loans.
To complete the entrance counseling, visit studentloans.gov.
For step-by-step instructions, please review the instructions in detail.
As a federal requirement, students separating from Pacific Oaks College and who received federal student loans must complete the exit counseling at studentloans.gov.
Official transcripts and diplomas will not be issued until the exit loan counseling has been completed.
Pacific Oaks has teamed up with i3, a new program that provides our students with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage student loans and make responsible financial decisions. I3 provides:
- Students, borrowers, and recent graduates with knowledge and tools necessary to properly manage student loans and make responsible repayment decisions.
- Counselors help students navigate through forms, rules, and regulations required to responsibly meet financial obligations. Also, counselors work to understand students’ financial situation and unique circumstances so that student loans do not become seriously delinquent or defaulted.
- Self-service tools, conference calls with lenders, consolidation and payment plan assistance.
- Access to IonTuition, a student loan management solution that assists students during the entire life cycle of student loan repayment process.
To learn more, please visit i3 Group
Complete Direct Loan promissory note and entrance counseling
Student Aid on the Web
Department of Education’s student guide to financial aid
Federal Student Aid FAFSA
Free Application For Student Aid completion and correction
FSA ID Website
Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (electronic signature)
Your Financial Aid History
Financial Aid history
Scholarship opportunities for minority students
Options for consolidating your student loans
Service programs such as Americorps provide awards to repay student loans in exchange for work