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Perkins Entrance Counseling

Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID

Federal Perkins Loan
Entrance Counseling

The U. S. Department of Education requires that Northwest Nazarene University provide entrance loan counseling to all Federal Perkins Loan borrowers, even those who borrowed Perkins Loan money while attending other schools. Loan counseling helps you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. You must complete Federal Perkins Loan counseling before NNU disburses your Federal Perkins Loan funds.

Northwest Nazarene University is pleased to offer you this online interactive entrance loan counseling through Mapping Your Future.  NNU will recieve an e-mail notification when you have completed your counseling session.


If you have questions about the Federal Perkins Loan program you may contact the Student Loan Office by telephone at (208) 467-8534. You may also stop by the office during regular office hours. We are located in the Administration Building, Business Office Room 101. Your questions can also be submitted by e-mail at the end of the entrance counseling session. 

Loan funds will not be disbursed to your student account until you have completed the following: 
Submit accurate address information for your parents and two references;
2.   Registration check-in with our Registrar, or the appropriate office at the beginning of each semester;
3.   Returned a completed Perkins Loan Award Acceptance for the current year;
4.   Sign your original Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note.

MYF Disclaimer:

The information above is wholly the product of the school or organization represented herein. Mapping Your Future, and its individual sponsoring members, do not guarantee or warrant the correctness, completeness, accuracy, or any other characteristic of this content and shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or cause of action arising out of the content.

Perkins Entrance Counseling Session Instructions

Before You Start

  • Ensure you meet the browser and system requirements:
    • You must use at least Internet Explorer 7.0 or the newest version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Get a browser now.
    • You can use any Internet service provider (ISP) to connect to the Internet; however, you should access this counseling session using one of the browsers above after you've connected. Do NOT use the ISP's browser, such as AOL or MSN--you won't be able to complete the student form at the end of the session!
    • You must enable JavaScript in your browser.
    • If you encounter that the question numbers are not displaying correctly when you answer a question incorrectly, ensure that Java is enabled on your browser and try another browser (such as Firefox or Chrome), if the issue persists.

  • PARENTS: Please don't complete the counseling session on behalf of your son or daughter, as this federal requirement helps the student understand the rights and responsibilities of borrowing a student loan.

  • You will need about 25 minutes to complete this counseling session.

  • You will need the following information:
    • Your Social Security number
    • Your driver's license number
    • Name, address, telephone number, and employer for your parent, if applicable
    • Name, address, telephone number, and employer for your spouse, if applicable
    • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and employers for two references residing at different addresses

  • You might need the name, address, telephone number, and employer for your next of kin.
  • NOTE: Providing names and information for your spouse, parent, next of kin, and references does not obligate them to assist with repayment of your loan. Regulations require you provide this data so your loan holder can locate you, if, in the future, they have an invalid address or phone number.

The student loan calculator in this session will help you calculate your estimated monthly payment. If you aren't sure how much you'll borrow, you can ask your school for the average student loan indebtedness of borrowers at the school or in your program of study at the school.

What to Do

  • Read the content and answer the questions.
  • Fill out the student information form. Use the comment box for any comments or questions you have for your school.
  • Print the confirmation page that appears after you fill out the student information form or note your confirmation number for your records.

NOTE: Generally, the Back and Forward buttons on your browser will not work once you begin the counseling session.  Use the buttons within the counseling to navigate.

NOTICE: The information you provide for loan counseling may be disclosed to third parties, such as your lender, lender servicer, school servicer, subsequent loan holder, or guarantor, as authorized under routine uses in the appropriate system of records and as may be authorized or required by federal regulations.