As a reminder, follow your instructions on Processing your Notice of Award.
If you accepted a Federal Student Loan, please follow these directions:
Go to www.studentloans.gov and sign in with student FSA ID.
Under the Complete Aid Process tab, click on complete Entrance Counseling, and complete all questions. Once completed, under the Complete Aid Process tab, click on Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN for undergraduates).
E-sign a Master Promissory Note by clicking on “Complete Loan Agreement for (Master Promissory Note)”. You can choose Master Promissory note for undergraduate and then Master Promissory note for graduate, if applicable. The student will need to provide their personal information as well as two references. Review and “click thru” the sections and complete the e-signature.
If you are transfer student, please choose the option to “View Previously Completed Counseling” after you click on the previous button and add St. Thomas Aquinas College - #002832 to the record.
If you accepted a Parent PLUS loan the following steps need to be completed after July 1st in order to process your accepted loan:
A parent needs to go to www.studentloans.gov and sign in with a parent FSA ID.
Click on the down arrow for PARENT BORROWERS. "Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan". Then click on “Direct PLUS Loan Application for Parents”, START, and complete the electronic application. When completing the application please check 'max loan amount'. This will automatically link with the amount offered on your award notice. The start date is 09/2020 and the end date is 05/2021.
E-sign a Master Promissory Note by clicking on “Complete Loan Agreement for a PLUS Loan (Master Promissory Note)”. The parent will need to provide their personal information as well as two references. Review and “click thru” the sections and complete the e-signature.
If you have any problems completing your loan requirements on line, please call the Dept. of Ed at 1-800-557-7394.
If you are a New York State resident you may be eligible for free grant money from New York State. You must file a TAP application on-line at www.HESC.ny.gov. The school code for St. Thomas Aquinas College is 0830. If you have any problems completing your TAP application on line, please call NYS at 1-888-697-4372.