Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling

First-time borrowers of Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Stafford Loans, or Federal Direct Plus Loans must sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) as well as complete an Entrance Counseling Session, two documents in which the lender communicates rights, responsibilities, loan terms, and obligations to the borrower.

The FSA ID ― a username and password ― has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at, and Visit this page for detailed instructions.

Instructions for each type of loan are provided below.

Federal Perkins Loans

Federal Perkins Loan borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note in person at the Office of the Controller after the student registers for the term.

Federal Direct Stafford or Plus Loans


Office of Student Financial Aid
Tirey Hall 150
220 North 7th Street
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809


The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the Catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time. The right to correct errors is also reserved.