Federal Direct Loan
Applying for a Federal Direct Loan (FDL)
If this is your first FDL at Lehman College, you must first successfully complete the online entrance counseling session at www.studentloans.gov.
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. (This requirement does not apply for parent PLUS loans.)
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, using your Federal PIN #, at www.studentloans.gov. If you need a PIN #, you may request one at www.pin.ed.gov. Be aware that the MPN has a life of 10 years. If it has been 10 or more years since you first signed an MPN, you may need to sign another one.
Online Federal Direct Loan Application:
Avoid standing in line! Apply for your FDL online! New CUNYfirst application instructions coming soon.
Paper FDL Application:
Download a paper FDL application [PDF] and filing information/instructions.
Last modified: Apr 16, 2013