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​Commencement: Financial Requirements 

Financial Obligations

Students who complete their degree requirements in fall 2013 must have their student account balance paid in full by December 9, and students completing requirements in the spring by May 7, or a hold will be placed on their record restricting college services such as transcript processing and diploma distribution.  

Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling for Federal Stafford and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Borrowers

Exit Loan Counseling is required for all Federal Stafford and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan recipients. Exit Loan Counseling is an excellent opportunity to review your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower.

Online Federal Stafford and Federal Graduate PLUS Exit Counseling Instructions: 

1. Go to https://www.studentloans.gov
2. On the Login page, enter your login information, including your federal Personal Identification Number (PIN). This is the same PIN that was used to complete the FAFSA
3. Select Complete Exit Counseling
4. Select Exit Counseling
5. Select state "California" and school "Mills College" from the drop down boxes on the Select School page. Mills College's name and address information will be displayed at the bottom of the page- Select Notify this School
6. Select Continue on the Select Schools to Notify page

You will need the names and complete address information for two references to complete the Exit Counseling process.

Note: It is not necessary to submit a paper copy of the results to the M Center.

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Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling for Federal Perkins Loan Borrowers

Exit loan counseling is required for students who have received a Federal Perkins Loan while enrolled at Mills.

Students completing fall degree requirements should go to the Financial Counseling website between November 28—December 13 to complete the required Perkins Loan exit documents online.

Students completing spring degree requirements should go to the Financial Counseling website between April 30—May 16 to complete the required Perkins Loan exit documents online.

A hold will be placed on the student's record restricting college services such as transcript processing and diploma distribution until the completed forms are returned to the M Center. This paperwork is separate from the Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Graduate PLUS Loan and Mills College Loan exit requirements.

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Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling for Mills College Loan Borrowers

Exit loan counseling is required for students who have received a Mills College Loan. 

Students completing fall degree requirements should go to the Financial Counseling website between November 28—December 13 to complete the required Mills College Loan exit documents online.

Students completing spring degree requirements should go to the Financial Counseling website between April 30—May 16 to complete the required Mills College Loan exit documents online.

A hold will be placed on the student's record restricting college services such as transcript processing and diploma distribution until the completed forms are returned to the M Center. This paperwork is separate from the Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Graduate PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan exit requirements.

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General Information
Commencement Overview
January Grads
Weekend Activity Schedule
Checklist

Academic Requirements
Graduation Application
Final Examinations/Theses
Transfer Credit Deadlines
Deadline for Incompletes
Failing Last Semester Course
Diplomas
Conferral of Degree
Honors and Awards

Financial Requirements
Financial Obligations
Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling

Preparing to Leave
Senior Survey
Yearbooks
Expiration of Computing Accounts
Library Deadlines
Health Insurance after Degree Completion
Resident Checkout
Returning Keys
Storage Units

Preparing for the Commencement Ceremony
Announcements
Academic Regalia
Student Speakers
Rehearsal
Walking Cards

You and Your Guests
Weekend Meal Service
Seating Information
What to Wear
Disability Needs
Parking
Lost and Found
Photographing Commencement
Private Parties on Campus
Guestrooms/Hotels
Family and Friends Invitation

Contact Information

College Events
Sage Hall 129
P: 510.430.3230
E: events@mills.edu
F: 510.430.3244

Last Updated: 5/8/14