Graduation Checklist

Stetson University College of Law encourages students to use the free Max Personal Finance Program service for unbiased borrowing and loan repayment guidance. The experts at AccessLex, a nonprofit organization, will help you understand your options. This is a free student loan helpline: 1-844-755-HELP.

Important Information for Graduating Students


  • Federal Student Aid Exit Counseling
    Exit Counseling is a Federal requirement for all students who are either graduating, withdrawing, or dropping below part-time enrollment and have borrowed federal Stafford or Graduate PLUS loans while at Stetson University College of Law. Exit Counseling helps you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a borrower entering repayment and takes about 20 minutes to complete. Exit counseling is available for you to complete by logging in with your FSA ID

Highly Recommended:

    • Supplemental Exit Counseling
      AccessLex now has a series of videos and print guides where you can learn about about Loan Repayment.
    • Student Loan History Review
      Reviewing and understanding your student loan history is key when transitioning into loan repayment. The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS provides a cumulative loan history of all your federal loans and includes contact information for your loan servicers.

Additional Resources:

  • For free financial planning and resources, we encourage you to register for a MAX by AccessLex® account! AccessLex Institute is a non-profit organization with Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC®) who are ready to help you understand loan repayment options and other financial planning areas.
  • Bar Study Loan:There are private lenders that offer Bar Study Loans that are up to $15,000 that would help cover living expense costs for the time period from graduation until you take the bar. You would research these options on your own and we do not offer counseling on which loan or vendor is better. Please know that private loans cannot be consolidated with your Federal loans, giving you two loan payments in the future.
  • Loan Repayment Calculator
  • Repayment Plans

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you become employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or non-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. More information and instructions for applying is available.