Tools Library

Tools Library

Loan Exit Interviews

The purpose of an exit interview is to inform you of your rights and responsibilities based on the financial aid you accepted from Cornell University, including:

  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • University loan
  • Federal Direct Loan

You must complete an exit interview when you graduate or take a leave/withdrawal from the university. The information presented during the online interview is a summary of the information contained on the promissory note(s) you signed for financial aid. The promissory note is the binding obligation between you and Cornell University. We suggest that you review your promissory note(s) carefully to become familiar with all of the features and your responsibilities.

Completing the Exit Interview

Cornell Loans (Perkins/University Loans)

  • Go to http://www.heartlandecsi.com/
  • Click Manage Your Student Loan Account under For Students & Borrowers
  • Enter the following:
    • School Code: M3
    • SID:
      • Ithaca Campus - your seven-digit student ID with two leading zeros (example: 001234567)
      • Medical College - your eight-digit student ID with one leading zero (example: 012345678)
    • Your ECSI PIN: sent out by Heartland ECSI (different from your FAFSA PIN)

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans

Exit Counseling for these loans is available at studentloans.gov. Please follow the directions provided. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (607) 255-7234, or by email at uco-loans@cornell.edu.