Stafford Loan Step-By-Step

Step One: Complete Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling

  • Sign In:
  • Student - Go to StudentLoans.gov. (Note: This is the U.S. Department of Education’s official student loan website, which has a .gov extension. Do not use StudentLoans.com, which is a commercial website.)
  • Student signs in with PIN and user details. If the student borrower does not already have a PIN, they will need to apply for one through www.pin.ed.gov


  • Select Salisbury University
  • Select Student Type of undergraduate
  • Complete all steps and submit. Our office will be notified, electronically, within 1-2 working days.

Step Two: Complete Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note

  • Sign In:
  • Go to StudentLoans.gov. (Note: This is the U.S. Department of Education’s official student loan website, which has a .gov extension. Do not use StudentLoans.com, which is a commercial website.)
  • Student signs in with PIN and user details. If the student borrower does not already have a PIN, they will need to apply for one through www.pin.ed.gov.


  • Complete all four steps.
  • Make sure to click “Submit” at the end of the MPN to ensure the information is electronically sent to the Direct Loan Servicing Center. Our office will be notified, electronically, within 1-2 working days.

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