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Sign the Electronic Master Promissory Note at https://studentloans.gov

If you have been awarded a Federal Direct Stafford Loan for the first time, you must sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for these funds to credit to your student term bill. If you have already signed a Master Promissory Note for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, please disregard this notice. If Direct Loan funds have been credited to your student account as of fall semester 1999, you do not need to sign an MPN.

To begin the process, you need your Department of Education issued Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you filed an electronic FAFSA, use the same PIN to sign your MPN.

Visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain your Department of Education PIN. Provide a valid email address and receive your PIN within three days. If no email address is provided, your PIN will be mailed to your home within seven days.

Undergraduate Students Please Note: You need to obtain a PIN from the Department of Education, which differs from the PIN assigned to you by the Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions Office.

When completing the MPN online, make sure to record the three digit confirmation code given in Step 8. (Code will pop up and be located at the bottom of screen.) After you finish reviewing your signed MPN at the end of Step 8, enter this three digit confirmation code in the Next step. To successfully sign and complete your MPN, you must CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE of terms and SUBMIT the MPN in Step 9. Upon completion of Step 9, go to the "Retreive MPN" option at https://studentloans.gov to confirm that you have successfully completed the MPN process. IMPORTANT: AOL WEB BROWSERS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE with the MPN website. You must use either Internet Explorer 5.0/5.5 or Netscape version 4.0 (release 4.75 through 4.77). Contact our office for further assistance with regard to the electronic MPN.

You may complete your MPN using the paper process by contacting our office. However, we strongly recommend you sign the MPN electronically. The online process allows you direct access to your records online. You can review federal aid history, consolidate loans, and correct application data.

Secure your Department of Education PIN for future use to:
  • Sign Master Promissory Note
  • Access Direct Loan Account
  • Consolidate Loans
  • Review Federal Aid History
  • Access Student Information Online
  • Correct Application Data Online
  • Renew FAFSA on the Web
  • Serve as your legal signature for the FAFSA