Applying for a Federal Direct Loan (FDL)
If this is your first FDL at LehmanCollege, you must successfully complete the online entrance counseling session at www.studentloans.gov before your loans can be disbursed. (This requirement does not apply for parent PLUS loans.)
We strongly recommend that all students complete the entrance counseling session, whether required or not, in order to be fully informed as to your rights and responsibilities concerning your loan.
Master Promissory Note
Your loan CANNOT be disbursed unless you have an active, signed Master Promissory Note (MPN) on file. If you have not already done so, you must sign an electronic Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov. Please be sure to sign the correct MPN for the type of loan(s) for which you are applying.
Be aware that the MPN has a life of 10 years (IF you received a loan linked to the MPN within one year of signing) . If it has been (close to) 10 or more years since you received your first loan linked to your MPN, you may need to sign a new one.
Online Federal Direct Loan Application
The online application is not available at this time. Please download a paper application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
Download FDL Application
Download a paper FDL application and filing information/instructions.