Student Loan Entrance Counseling

Entrance counseling is an online process designed to help students understand their responsibilities and obligations when borrowing educational loan(s).

It is a federal requirement for all first-time student loan borrowers. This process requires the borrower's Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. For assistance with applying for a new FSA ID, or on password retrieval, visit Federal Student Aid.


Most students complete entrance counseling in 20-30 minutes.
  1. Go the FSA Entrance Counseling login.
  2. Click on the Log In button.
  3. Enter your FSA ID Username and password and login.
  4. Accept the disclaimer.
  5. Click on Start.
  6. Find box named select School to Notify.
  7. Select Maryland under Choose a State.
  8. Select COMM COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY (this will show the Catonsville address, however, this includes all CCBC locations) under Search school by name.
  9. Select Notify this School.
  10. Select I am completing entrance counseling to receive Direct Loans as an undergraduate student.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. Read and complete each section of the entrance counseling session.

Please note: CCBC will receive notification of your entrance counseling and SIMON will be updated within 1 week.