Entrance and exit counseling has become standard practice for many lenders making student loans. These counseling sessions can be completed online, and consist of an informal questionnaire that assures the lending party that the student borrower understands their responsibilities concerning interest rates, repayment schedules, late fees and default penalties. These counseling session take a little over 15 minutes, and benefit both the lender and the borrower by ensuring that all parties understand the details of the student loan in question.
3. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with what’s available, go to the Web sites for specific scholarships (., ) to read more about the requirements and process, review profiles of previous winners, and download application instructions and forms.
4. Cultivate your relationships with your faculty members.
5. Become involved on campus and in your community.
6. Make an appointment to meet with Ruth Ost in Honors or Denise Connerty in International Programs to discuss your options and qualifications.
7. For scholarship programs that require the endorsement of Temple University, be sure you know Temple’s internal application deadlines and requirements.