Financial Aid

Loan Counseling

Entrance Counseling
Students who borrow any Federal Student Loan (Stafford or Perkins, be sure you know which you have been awarded) are required to complete an Entrance Loan Counseling Session before they receive their first loan disbursement. You may complete this requirement by using this on-line Entrance Loan Counseling session for Stafford.

Stafford Entrance Counseling
Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement

Exit Counseling
Students who borrow any Federal Student Loan are required to complete an Exit Loan Counseling Session when they graduate, withdraw, or drop below half time status. You may complete this requirement by using this on-line Exit Loan Counseling session for Stafford.

Stafford Exit Counseling

Additional exit counseling information is available if you are unable to access the student loans website here loan-exit-counseling

Grace Counseling Outreach and Repayment Counseling Outreach

At Dawson Community College we understand that student loans can be intimidating. That’s why we have partnered with Inceptia, a division of the National Student Loan Program, to provide you with free assistance on your student loan obligations to ensure you feel comfortable and can be successful in your loan repayment. 

Inceptia may be calling to help you with next steps in your repayment journey. Their friendly counselors are there to help you every step of the way. While you are in your grace period, they might reach out to you to answer questions you may have on your repayment options. If you become delinquent on your loans, they may also contact you to help find a solution that works within your means.

The Inceptia counselors are there to help you with every step by staying in touch with you via phone calls, letters, and/or emails. They will not be collecting money from you. Inceptia’s nonprofit purpose is to help you find answers to your questions and solutions to your issues. We encourage you to visit Inceptia’s Student Knowledge HQ website at HeroKnowl.org or reach an Inceptia counselor at 855-471-1614. If you have any questions about our partnership with Inceptia, you are welcome to call Dawson Community College’s Financial Aid Office at 406-377-9410