The University of San Francisco: Online Education

Loan Exit Counseling

Exit counseling is required for students who are graduating or leaving school. Exit counseling does not prevent students from borrowing federal loans at USF in the future, and is not sufficient to officially withdraw students from school. It simply provides useful information to help students understand their rights and responsibilities as federal loan borrowers and prepares them for repayment of federal student loans. Before you begin, gather all available income, financial aid, and living expenses information; you will need to reference it as you complete your counseling session.

Loan Exit Counseling Instructions
  1. Go to
  2. Click "Exit Counseling" located under "Tools and Resources."
  3. You will be directed to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students web page.
  4. Select "Exit Counseling."
  5. Follow the remaining instructions.

Exit counseling sessions may take 20-30 minutes. The results will be submitted electronically to the USF Financial Aid Operations Office.