Student Financial Services

Federal Stafford and Federal Grad PLUS Entrance Counseling

Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling Requirements for Federal Student Loans
You will need your federal PIN to complete your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling on

Master Promissory Note (MPN)
All Direct Stafford Loan borrowers must complete an electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN). A separate Master Promissory Note must be completed by PLUS and graduate PLUS borrowers.

The Master Promissory Note is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s). You can borrow additional Direct Loans on a single MPN for up to ten (10) years.

To complete your MPN at, sign in using your federal PIN.
  1. Select Complete Master Promissory Note
  2. Select the type of loan for which you are applying
    - Subsidized/Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
    - graduate PLUS Loan
    - parent PLUS Loan
  3. Complete all required information, review and sign
  4. Print and retain a copy for your records

Entrance Counseling
All first-time borrowers of Stafford and graduate PLUS loans must also complete entrance counseling. This counseling process provides you with a full understanding of your rights and responsibilities when borrowing from the Stafford Loan/graduate PLUS programs.

To complete your entrance counseling at, sign in using your federal PIN.

  1. Select Complete Entrance Counseling
  2. Select the Counseling Type (undergraduate or graduate)
  3. Select Adelphi University
  4. Take the counseling session and quiz
  5. Print and retain a copy for your records

Office of Student Financial Services
Adelphi University
Levermore Hall, Lower Level Room 1
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

p - 516.877.3080
p - ext. 2240 (on campus only)
f - 516.877.3380
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Regular Semester Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours
January 19, 2015 - CLOSED
May 25, 2015 - CLOSED
July 3, 2015 - CLOSED

This page was last modified on May 20, 2013.
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