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Email: finaid@wju.edu
Phone: 1-800-624-6992


Federal Direct Stafford Loan


  • Student must be accepted to a Wheeling Jesuit University degree-seeking program
  • Student must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Student must be at least half-time (minimum of 6 credit hours)
  • Student must complete Entrance Counseling (below)
  • Student must complete a Master Promissory Note (below)
  • Loan is need or non-need based
  • Variable interest rate with an 8.25% cap
  • 6 month grace period

Entrance Counseling for Federal Direct Stafford Loans:

All students who wish to borrow through the Federal Stafford Loan program are required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling. This counseling session is used to assure the student borrower understands the rights, responsibilities, and obligations that are attached with these loans.

This Entrance Counseling session must be completed or the Federal Loan will not be disbursed.

This process can be completed by clicking on the link below, or you may request a paper form be mailed to you by calling the Financial Aid Office at 304-243-2304.

Make sure you print a copy of the confirmation page for your records. For your convenience (if the form is completed online), Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation will send WJU the results of your Entrance Counseling.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note:

It is mandatory that all first time borrowers of the Federal Stafford Loan complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). Student borrowers may complete the MPN online by clicking on the link below or you may request a paper MPN be sent to you by calling the Financial Aid Office at 304-243-2304.

The Master Promissory Note must be completed or the Federal Loan will not be disbursed.

For your convenience (if the MPN is completed online), Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation will electronically send us notification that you have completed the paperwork.

Exit Counseling for Federal Direct Stafford Loans:

Wheeling Jesuit University is required to provide students who graduate, withdraw, or drop below half-time status with Exit Counseling. This counseling session will allow students who have borrowed through the Federal Loan Program to review their rights, responsibilities, and obligations before their repayment period begins.

This process can be completed by clicking on the link below, or you may request a paper form be mailed to you by calling the Financial Aid Office at 304-243-2304.



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