Printable exit materials provides schools with a way to comply with exit counseling regulations
April 24, 2012
Schools can comply with exit counseling regulations by mailing Mapping Your Future's exit counseling materials to those students that have failed to complete exit counseling.
A common misconception is that exit counseling regulations simply require the school to direct the student to complete exit counseling, with no regard to verifying if the student completes the counseling.
Direct Loan regulation 34 CFR 685.304(b)(3) states that "if the student fails to complete the exit counseling, exit counseling must be provided either through interactive electronic means or by mailing written counseling materials to the student borrower." This also applies to Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) borrowers.
Mapping Your Future provides both a Direct Loan exit guide and a Direct Loan and Direct PLUS combined exit guide. These materials meet federal requirements for both the FFELP and the Direct Loan Program and can fill several different needs, such as:
- a supplement to Mapping Your Future's online exit counseling session,
- a supplement to one-on-one counseling, or
- exit materials suitable for mailing to borrowers who choose not to complete online counseling.
Mapping Your Future's exit counseling materials are located at mappingyourfuture.org/services/counselingmaterials.htm. For each exit counseling type, a customizable Word document and a PDF is available.
The customizable Word document allows schools staff to add their school’s logo to the top of the document. Mapping Your Future also provides student forms, which are suitable for printing and copying in-house. A professional version of the student forms is available, suitable for sending to a printing company for producing in triplicate.
Mapping Your Future updates the materials on an as-needed basis to stay in compliance with federal regulations.
Contact the Mapping Your Future customer care staff at email@example.com if you have questions.