Exit loan counseling is required for all student loan borrowers at West Virginia University, including those at WVU Institute of Technology and at Potomac State College of WVU.

Students must complete the counseling before graduating, transferring and/or leaving school, or dropping below half-time status.

“Since repayment of student loans is a serious obligation, students must complete exit loan counseling even though they may be re-enrolling at WVU or transferring to another college/university,” said Rebecca Wilkins, financial aid counselor at Potomac State College of WVU.

An e-mail will be sent to spring graduates in early April from WVU’s loan servicer, Educational Computer Systems, Inc., requiring completion of loan exit counseling.

If the exit counseling has not been completed within the time frame specified, a letter explaining the process will be sent to the students’ college mailing address. After a third notice, spring graduates who have not completed the exit counseling requirement will have a hold placed on their University records.

The hold prohibits the students from obtaining transcripts or grades and from registering for classes at WVU and/or its regional campuses. Once the exit counseling requirement is completed, the hold will be released.

Transferring students and students who are not returning to WVU, WVU-Tech, and/or Potomac State College of WVU for the fall 2010 term should contact the WVU Office of Student Accounts at osa@mail.wvu.edu to implement the exit counseling process.



CONTACT: Office of Student Accounts