Complete The Loan Process

View the details of your financial aid by logging in to your student account at MyCSUSM.  After logging into your Student Center, refer to the Finance section (left side of page) and select "View my Financial Aid" and select the appropriate aid year. You can now view your award summary.

If your financial aid package includes Direct Loan funds, please proceed as follows:

Accept or Decline the Direct Loan funds
You may elect to accept all or a portion of the loan funds.  You may decline the loans or just do nothing to leave the loan (s) in an offered status. This will keep your loan funds available to borrow at a future date. 

If you accept the Direct loan/loans, you must complete two additional steps.

  1. Complete the Loan Entrance Counseling Online,
    If you have not borrowed recently (during the past four years) under the federal Direct Loan programs, you are required to complete the Loan Entrance Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov
  2. Complete a Master Direct Loan Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov.

    *Note:  You need your federal PIN to complete the promissory note. If you do not have a federal PIN, you may get one online at www.pin.ed.gov.

Your Financial Aid Award Summary reflects your maximum Federal Direct Loan(s) eligibility based on your financial aid status at the time your eligibility was determined.

Please be aware that you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units for undergraduates, 5 units for Graduate Master's students) throughout the loan period in an eligible program of study at Cal State San Marcos to receive a student loan.

Complete The Process

Login To My CSUSM

  • Access Student Center  
  • Review Financial Aid
  • Review To Do List
  • Accept Funds   'OR'
    Decline Funds  'OR'
    No Response

THEN

  • If Loan Funds Accepted, New Borrowers Must:

  • Complete Online Entrance Counseling
  • Sign Master Promissory Note (PIN Required)
    Just Click Here:  www.studentloans.gov