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Office of the Bursar


Student Financial Planning / Office of Student and Academic Services

S2009 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
phone: 607-253-3766
fax: 607-253-4095

Loan Notes

The first time you are awarded loans as part of your financial aid package, you will need to sign a master promissory note (MPN) in order for your loans to disburse. All MPNs should be signed online before the beginning of the fall semester.


PLEASE NOTE:  Your FAFSA PIN will be required to sign the MPN’s listed below.  If you do not have a valid PIN, please go to the Department of Education PIN site at


Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

All students must complete a one-time loan entrance counseling session online before any federal loan money can be disbursed. This should be done online at in conjunction with the signing of the loan promissory notes.


Federal Perkins Loan OR Health Professions Student Loan

Please go to the ECSI website (Educational Consulting Services, Inc.) located at the following location:


William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans

Please go to and sign in to Manage My Direct Loan to access your MPN.


Your loans will not be disbursed until all electronic documents are completed.