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All Hampshire College students who have borrowed Direct loans and are taking a leave of absence, withdrawing, or graduating must attend an exit loan counseling session before leaving school. This is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Education. Hampshire College has the right to withhold official college transcripts for students who do not satisfy this requirement. Group sessions are conducted by the College's loan counselor in November, December, April, and May. Participating in an online version is acceptable at www.studentloans.gov.At an exit loan counseling session, students:
Students attending an exit counseling session will be given an opportunity to ask questions about their rights and responsibilities as a federal loan borrower.