Loans for Current Students

Federal Direct Student Loans

Before Federal Direct Student Loans can be disbursed to your account, you must actively accept your loans and First-Time Borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note.  Follow the instructions below to accept, modify or decline your Federal Direct Loans.

  1. Log in to Denison Self Service using your username and password
  2. Navigate to your current financial aid award
    1. Click Financial Aid Services
    2. Click Award
    3. Click Award for Aid Year
    4. Select the appropriate aid year, then click Submit
    5. Click Accept Award Offer
  3. Follow the additional instructions on to accept, modify or decline your Federal Direct Loan
  4. For First-Time Borrowers Only - Sign in to with your Federal PIN to complete your Electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) and Direct Loan Entrance Counseling.

If you wish to reinstate a loan you have already declined or modify a loan you have already accepted please print, complete and return this Federal Direct Loan Update Form. If you wish to decline a Federal Perkins Loan or a Denison Scholar Loan, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Parents interested in a PLUS loan may now apply online at
  • A federal PIN is required to sign into  If you did not use a PIN to electronically sign a FAFSA, or if you have forgotten your PIN, you may apply for one or request a duplicate here.
  • First-time PLUS borrowers may also complete an Electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) at
Alternative Student Loans

Denison University provides resources for students and families to help with understanding private educational loan options. We believe that students and families should see and compare as many choices as possible in a format that helps them better understanding the obligations and impact of borrowing to pay their educational expenses at Denison.

As always, students should fully exhaust their Federal loan options before turning to private educational loans and parents should consider the PLUS Loan option if it fits within their budget.

Prospective Students visit Admissions Financial Aid ↪