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Finanical Aid Office at Lehman College

Applying for a Federal Direct Loan (FDL)


Entrance Counseling

If this is your first FDL at LehmanCollege, you must successfully complete the online entrance counseling session at before your loans can be disbursed. (This requirement does not apply for parent PLUS loans.)

We strongly recommend that all students complete the entrance counseling session, whether required or not, in order to be fully informed as to your rights and responsibilities concerning your loan.

Master Promissory Note

Your loan CANNOT be disbursed unless you have an active, signed Master Promissory Note (MPN) on file. If you have not already done so, you must sign an electronic Master Promissory Note at Please be sure to sign the correct MPN for the type of loan(s) for which you are applying.

Be aware that the MPN has a life of 10 years (IF you received a loan linked to the MPN within one year of signing) . If it has been (close to) 10 or more years since you received your first loan linked to your MPN, you may need to sign a new one.

Online Federal Direct Loan Application

The online application is not available at this time. Please download a paper application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.

Download FDL Application

Download a paper FDL application PDF Icon and filing information/instructions.