Process Your Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans

After you apply for aid, you'll get a financial aid award indicating if you're eligible for a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan.

If you borrow this loan, process your loan at least 1 month before you start classes.

  1. Complete entrance counseling and your master promissory note.

    If you’re a new Bethel borrower, you must complete loan entrance counseling and a master promissory note (MPN). Be sure to select "Complete Master Promissory Note" and "Complete Entrance Counseling."  Please note—completing the "Financial Awareness Counseling" does not satisfy the loan entrance counseling requirements.

    You'll need your Federal Student Aid PIN to log in to complete entrance counseling and to sign your MPN. Select Minnesota as the School State when completing your entrance counseling.

  2. Request your loan amount.

    A student borrows a loan for the academic period indicated on the award letter (e.g. the whole school year). Keep in mind that direct loans are disbursed equally over each eligible term even though your student charges are based on your enrollment per term and may not be equal.

    Request the amount you’d like to borrow online, through Blink [Student Services > Financial Aid Awards channel > Financial Aid Awards]

    1. Select the appropriate academic year from the drop down list.
    2. Click the Accept Award Offer tab. Decide how much of your Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan you want to borrow for the full year, and follow the instructions.
    3. Click Submit Decision.

If you’re unable to accept your loan award online via Blink, please complete and return the paper Loan Request form included with your financial aid award package (Loan Request form).

More About This Loan

Get more details on unsubsidized and subsidized loans including interest rates, repayment, and loan fees.

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