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Exit Loan Counseling

Applies to borrowers of the Stafford Loan under the FFEL or William D. Ford Direct program, and borrowers of the Graduate PLUS Loan.

Exit Counseling is for students who withdraw, graduate, or fall below half-time attendance. At UW Oshkosh, during the fall and spring semesters, half-time staus is 6 credits for an undergraduate student and 4.5 credits for a graduate student. Half-time status for summer is 3.5 credits for an undergraduate student and 2.25 credits for a graduate student. Exit Counseling must be provided even if you have done exit counseling in prior semesters or are now attending another school . The Financial Aid Office will be notified electronically when you complete this process. Carefully read these instructions prior to clicking on the start counseling link.


  1. Click here to start exit loan counseling (will open a new window). 

  2. Click on 'Sign In' in Manage My Direct Loan section.

  3. Sign in by entering your personal information including your Department of Education PIN (same PIN you signed FAFSA).

  4. Click on 'Complete Counseling'

  5. Select the appropriate Counseling Type (Exit)

  6. Select Wisconsin in the Schools to Notify List Filter.

  7. Select University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (00392000) and click 'Add' and then 'Continue'.

  8. Complete exit loan counseling (approximately 20-30 minutes).

  9. Close the window to return to this page.


To receive a copy of your loan history, visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Web site. Once on the site, click on Financial Aid Review. This site will show your total loan indebtedness, the year you received each loan, the lender, guaranty agency and other pertinent information.

* A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to access the NSLDS site. This is the same PIN you used to complete the FAFSA online. Instructions are available on the Web site to request a duplicate PIN, if necessary.