Exit Counseling | Western Technical College

Exit Counseling

Exit Counseling is required for any student who has received Direct Student Loans at Western, and has dropped below half time (6 credits), or has completed a program (graduated).

If you do need to complete Exit Counseling, please take the time to complete this "Before You Go" worksheet, as it will provide you with a convenient location to record the information you gather while reviewing and completing Exit Counseling.

Exit Counseling Q & A

I received Exit Counseling materials in the mail, but I have completed Exit Counseling before. Why do I have to complete it again?
It is likely a student will be required to complete Exit Counseling several times during his/her college career, as it is required EACH TIME a student:

  • Drops below half-time enrollment (6 credits)
  • Completes a program (or graduates)
  • Transfers to another college or university

I just completed the Practical Nursing (LPN) program, but I am continuing in the Nursing – Associate Degree (N-AD) program. Why do I have to complete Exit Counseling?
As stated above, EACH TIME a student completes a program, he/she must complete Exit Counseling. Student loans will remain on 'in-school deferment' (deferred payments) as long as the student is enrolled at least half-time (6 credits).

Does completing Exit Counseling affect my ability to receive student loans in the future?
No, completing Exit Counseling in no way affects a student's ability to receive student loans, or any other Federal Financial Aid funds, in the future.