Documents needed for your Financial Aid Appointment
  • Student Title IV Authorization Form (PDF Doc)
  • FERPA Form for Student`s Consent to Release Financial Aid Information (PDF Doc)
  • Parent PLUS Loan Authorization Form (PDF Doc)
  • Financial Aid References (PDF Doc)

 

If you are planning to attend Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) and are applying for a student loan, please be aware that you are required to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete Entrance Counseling (if you are a first time borrower).

The MPN is a promissory note that can be used to make one or more loans for one or more academic years (up to 10 years). There are two types of MPNs for P.I.T. in the Direct Loan Program: one for Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans and one for Direct PLUS Loans.

If you are an undergraduate or a graduate/professional student attending a school that is authorized and chooses to make multiple loans under the same MPN for more than one academic year, you may be required to sign only one MPN for all of your Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. If you enroll in college as a freshman and borrow under the Direct Loan Program for all years of study, you may be able to borrow under this one MPN for all academic years.

 

To complete an electronic MPN:

  • From the StudentLoans.gov home page, click on the “Log In” button located on the right hand side. The Log In page will appear.
  • Use of another person’s Federal Student Aid ID constitutes fraud. Use only your own FSA ID information.
  • Once signed in, fill out your account settings and save. Click on the “Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)” option.
  • Select the type of loan you would like to receive.
  • MPN for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans for students or Plus MPN for Parents
  • Follow the instructions to complete, sign, and submit your MPN.

 

To complete electronic Entrance Counseling:

  • From the StudentLoans.gov home page, click on the “Log In” button located on the right hand side. The Log In page will appear.
  • Select “Complete Loan Counseling (Entrance, Financial Awareness, Exit)”
  • Select “Entrance Counseling (Required)” under “Counseling Type”
  • Add our school (Pennsylvania Institute of Technology:G10998) to notify
  • Select student type: I am completing entrance counseling to receive Direct Loans as an undergraduate student
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your Entrance Counseling

 

Entrance Interviews – Student Loans.Gov
Direction to completing the entrance interviews

  • Click on the green sign-in button.
  • Sign in using your Federal Student Aid ID and password.
  • Select “Complete Entrance Counseling” on the left navigation menu.
  • Note that you will have 30 minutes to complete the form.
  • Review the “What to Do” section.
  • Select “Complete Entrance Counseling” (below), when you are ready.


Master Promissory Note
 – Student Loans.Gov
Direction to completing the MPN paperwork:

  • Click on the green sign-in button.
  • Sign in using your Federal Student Aid ID and password.
  • Select “Complete MPN” on the left navigation menu.
  • Select “Subsidized/Unsubsidized” -or- Parent PLUS (if you are a parent).
  • Electronically sign the MPN.