Graduate PLUS Loan Entrance Counseling Session

Graduate Plus Loan Entrance Counseling Session

If you are a student who is interested in borrowing under the Federal Graduate Plus Loan program AND the following condition applies to you, you must complete an Entrance Interview.

  • You have never borrowed under the program previously.

Completion of the entrance counseling session via the Internet is easy and will take about 30 minutes. Here's what you should do:

  1. You'll need some information handy to type in to the website: your social security number, your permanent address, and your driver's license number (if you have one). You must complete all steps of the Entrance Counseling session. Ithaca College will be notified when you have finished it.
  2. If you haven't already done so, complete your Graduate PLUS Loan Request Form. The GLRF document informs us that you wish to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Your completed GLRF should be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Federal regulation requires that you are presented with the Average Graduate Plus Loan Indebtedness for the Ithaca College Class of 2010. This information is based on a survey of Graduate Students who have borrowed under the program.

Average total Graduate Plus Loan Indebtedness: $13,667

Average estimated monthly Graduate Plus Loan payment (based on 120 months):

Interest Rate Monthly Payment Total Interest Paid Total Interest/Principal Paid
$8.50% $183.85 $8,396 $22,063