Financial Aid Office

Entrance Interview for first time Direct Loan borrowers

Welcome to the University of Southern Maine Direct Loan Entrance Counseling page.

All first time borrowers must complete an Entrance Interview to make sure they know their  Rights and Responsibilities as a borrower.  

The Entrance Counseling session must be completed prior to the processing of your loan request.  Loan request will not be processed until the Entrance Counseling session has been completed.  

 We also recommend visiting the Financial Aid Calculator web site to help you determine your future payments based on your Direct Loan balance.


You may complete your entrance counseling requirements online.  Confirmation of your successful completion will be sent to the USM Financial Aid Office automatically.