Tufts Dental students can potentially incur sizable student loan debt which can be very overwhelming. Although students should try their best to reduce the amount they need to borrow to support educational costs, the reality is that many students graduate with considerable student loan debt. Borrowers should realize the keys to effectively managing repayment of their student loan debt are through organization and being an educated borrower.
Upon graduation, withdrawal or when the student drops below half time status, education loan borrowers are required complete student loan exit counseling. Although exit counseling is accomplished online, graduating students are required to attend an information session that reviews the student’s rights and responsibilities towards their student loan indebtedness. Students who have withdrawn or drop below half time status are encouraged to meet with a member of the Financial Aid Office staff to review the terms of their student loans and their repayment options. The student loan exit counseling process plays an integral role in understanding student loan repayment and aims at helping the student/borrower develop a repayment strategy.
Prior to completing the online exit counseling borrowers are encouraged to read TUSDM’s advice in preparation for student loan repayment.
Click on the appropriate link below to complete online student loan exit counseling.
- Online Exit Counseling for Federal Stafford/Direct Loanand Grad PLUS/Direct Grad PLUSLoans
- Online Exit Counseling for Tufts Loan, HPSL, LDS or Perkins Loan
For more information pertaining to student loan terms and your rights and responsibilities concerning repayment of your student loan debt, refer to the most recent copy of the Student Loan Repayment Manual:
For lender/loan servicer contact information of most commonly used lenders at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, refer to the Student Loan Directory below:
- Student Loan Directory
- University Accounting Services (for account information for Tufts Loan, HPSL, LDS and Perkins Loan borrowers)
To keep apprised of federal regulatory changes affecting student loans and repayment visit, www.finaid.org. A Loan Repayment Calculator and a number of other online calculators are available at this website.