Applying for financial aid at Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy? Follow these steps!
Step 1 – Complete your FAFSA
Admitted students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Gatton College of Pharmacy Federal School Code (FAFSA number) is E01254. You must use this number for us to receive a copy of your Student Aid Report. Complete your application here: FAFSA
Step 2 – Complete your MPNs
All students are required to complete Master Promissory Notes (MPNs) in order to apply for any Federal Direct Loan. A separate MPN is required for each loan: the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Direct Grad PLUS Loan. Log in to www.StudentLoans.gov to complete the MPNs.
Step 3 – Complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling
By federal regulation, student borrowers must complete a one-time Entrance Counseling session before your federal direct loans can be disbursed. The counseling session explains your rights as a borrower and provides information about how to manage your student loans, both during and after college. To complete Entrance Counseling, visit www.StudentLoans.gov and select Entrance Counseling.
Step 4 – Set up Direct Deposit
These instructions require an E number and PIN. If you forgot your E number, click here to look it up: Retrieve E-Number. Your PIN is initially set to your birthday in MMDDYY format (e.g. February 7, 1971 is 020771).
Click HERE to enter your bank account information so that refunds can be deposited into your account electronically. Then, follow these steps:
- Enter your E number, starting with E (example – E00012345) and click LOGIN.
- Click “Create a Refund Profile.” Under the REFUNDS heading, click “Payment Profile.”
- Under ADD A PAYMENT METHOD, choose “Electronic Check (Checking).” Click GO.
- Enter your account information. Check the REFUND OPTION box.
- Click SAVE. The last step requires the last four digits of your E number.
Your funds will be directly deposited into your checking account! To ensure your funds are processed properly, please allow at least 10 days for the ePay process to be completed.
If you choose to receive a paper check instead of having your funds electronically deposited to your account, please be aware that the ETSU Bursar’s Office will mail that check to the mailing address on file with GCOP. It is very important that you keep your contact information updated with the GCOP Office of Admissions and Records. Please note that paper checks will be printed only at certain times during the semester. Direct deposit via ePay is the easiest way to ensure that you receive your refund on time.
Step 5 – Complete Exit Loan Counseling upon completion of program or early withdrawal
Before you withdraw, graduate, or drop below half-time attendance (regardless if you plan to transfer to another school), regulations require that you complete an exit counseling session for your Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Direct Grad PLUS Loan. The counseling session provides information about how to manage your student loans after graduation. To complete Exit Counseling, visit www.StudentLoans.gov and select Exit Counseling.
Questions? Contact us!
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
VA Building 7 Room 216
Angel Kincer, Assistant Director of Financial Aid (email@example.com)
Anna Johnson, Enrollment Services Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)