Stafford Process

 

First-time Stafford Loan Borrower Instructions
If you are borrowing the Stafford Loan for the first time at UW-River Falls, you must complete the Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Step 1: Accept Federal Stafford Loan

  1. From your eSIS home page (your Student Center), click on View Financial Aid.
  2. Choose the correct aid year.
  3. Click on Accept/Decline Awards. Click on the "Accept" box next to the loan if you want the full amount. To decrease the amount, click on the "Accept" box and enter your desired lesser amount.
  4. Click Submit when finished.

Step 2: Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) 
The goal of this required online tutorial is to make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities of borrowing a Stafford Loan. As you are completing the Entrance Counseling and MPN, you will need your Social Security Number; PIN from the U.S. Department of Education; and addresses and phone numbers for references.

Complete Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling and Sign MPNlink (select the "Complete Entrance Counseling" link to start the process; you will be led into the MPN after you finish the Entrance Counseling).

 


 

Previous Stafford Loan Borrower Instructions 
If you have previously borrowed a Stafford Loan at UW-River Falls and signed a Master Promissory Note (MPN), then you only need to accept the loan in your eSIS.

Step 1: Accept Federal Stafford Loan

  1. From your eSIS home page (your Student Center), click on View Financial Aid.
  2. Choose the correct aid year.
  3. Click on Accept/Decline Awards. Click on the "Accept" box next to the loan if you want the full amount. To decrease the amount, click on the "Accept" box and enter your desired lesser amount.
  4. Click Submit when finished.