Before making the first disbursement of a loan to a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan borrower, a school must ensure that the student has completed entrance counseling. Entrance counseling helps you to understand your responsibilities regarding your loan. Students need to wait until they have received an award notification email before completing entrance counseling. Entrance counseling can be completed at studentloans.gov. Once entrance counseling has been completed, Jefferson State will be notified by the Department of Education. If you have already completed entrance counseling at Jefferson State or another college, you are not required to complete entrance counseling at this time.