Loans

Many students use loans to pay for part of their educational expenses. All loans are available to graduate and undergraduate students who attend at least half-time.

Determining Loan Eligibility

Follow these steps:

  1. Apply for financial aid (see the Apply for Aid). Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid forms.
  2. Receive an award letter from the Financial Aid Office that specifies your loan eligibility. If you wish to reduce your award, make adjustments to the award letter.
  3. Decide on the loan option that’s right for you. Call Antioch’s Financial Aid Office at 310.578.1080 if you need assistance. See Types of Aid for more information on the different loan types.
  4. Complete your loan entrance counseling and master promissory note for the Subsidized/Unsubsidized Direct Loan.

 

Completing your Master Promissory Note

In order to borrow student loans, you need to go online and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.StudentLoans.gov.

At studentloans.gov, sign in and select “Complete MPN.” On the next screen, select the “Subsidized / Unsubsidized” option. From there, follow all prompts to complete the MPN.

Make sure that after reviewing the HTML version of your MPN, you close the HTML window/tab and return to the first window; click “continue.” Once your MPN has been successfully submitted, you will see a confirmation screen.

 

Loan Counseling

Entrance Counseling
The first time you borrow a Federal Direct Loan as an Antioch University Seattle student, you must complete online student loan entrance counseling. The loan process cannot begin until you have completed your entrance counseling.

Exit Counseling
If you borrow a Federal Direct Loan or Federal Perkins Loan, you must complete student loan exit counseling before graduating or leaving Antioch University Seattle. This is required even if you plan to return to the university at a later date. To complete the required paperwork:

  1. Log-on to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
  2. Click on exit counseling to access the form.
  3. Complete the form online.

Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (H.R 4137) Disclosures
The Higher Education Act of 2008 (H.R. 4137) was signed into law on August 14, 2008. This law mandates that we provide you with a significant amount of additional information in a variety of formats.

NSLDS – Institutions that enter into an agreement with a potential student or parent of a student regarding a Title IV loan are required to inform the student or parent that the loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Consumer Loan Disclosure Notice – In compliance with federal regulations under HEOA Sec. 489 amended Sec. 485B (d) (4) (20 U.S.C. 1092b) Antioch University is required to notify you that approved loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) by the U. S. Department of Education and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system as determined by the U. S. Department of Education.