Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement

Any students or parents of students borrowing federal loans (including subsidized, unsubsidized, and/or a PLUS loan) must complete a loan acknowledgement annually. This typically takes less than 10 minutes.

If you are a first-time borrower accepting a federal student loan, you are acknowledging that you understand your responsibility to repay your loan.

If you are an existing federal student loan borrower, you are acknowledging that you understand how much you owe and how much more you can borrow.

What do I need?

  • Verified FSA ID
  • School Name*
  • Degree Name*
  • Field of Academic Program*

*First-time borrowers only

When and How I Can Complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement

Complete the acknowledgement form after you have accepted your loans and they are listed as Pending on the My Loans screen.

image showing where pending is located on loans page

You can complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement from the Hub in your Financial Aid Checklist.

Hub loans screen

Financial Aid/Special Circumstances Review

To request a financial aid award review, you need to complete the Request for Special Circumstances Review. See full details about the Financial Aid Review process.

Optional supporting documents:

  • Household Budget Worksheet: Describe the expenses your family is facing while paying for Carleton to provide us more detailed information about your household cash flow.
  • Estimate Income Worksheet: Submit if you anticipate significant changes in your income for the coming year. The basis for our aid award is usually the previous year’s income.

Music Lessons: Financial Assistance Request

Get additional information and apply for financial assistance for music lesson(s).

Deadline to apply: 5:00 p.m. on the specified days

CSA Activity Fee Assistance Request

Get additional information on how to request assistance with the CSA Activity Fee.

Art Supplies Fee Waiver

Get additional information on how to request an art supplies fee waiver and apply for a waiver.

Study Abroad/Off-Campus Studies

These worksheets help us adjust your financial aid for your off-campus studies term and gives you and your family an estimate of the total cost of your off-campus study program.

Get more information on financing your off-campus studies program or contact Tina Kukowski.

Student Employment

All forms for student employment, including student work transfer requests, interest forms for finding employment for the upcoming year, and remote work agreements, can be found on the student employment website.