Graduate students are eligible to receive the following types of federal loans: Federal Direct Unsubsidized Federal Direct Grad Plus You are required to apply for this loan. A credit check will be performed to either approve or deny the loan. If the loan is denied, you can use a credit worthy endorser. The first step in applying for federal student loans is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. You will create a username and password as a first-time user. School Code Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies' school code is 040443. You must enter this code on the FAFSA in order for your information to be sent to our Financial Aid Office. Once you have completed, signed and submitted your FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) and the graduate school's financial aid office will be sent an ISIR, which has the same information as the SAR. Please review the SAR, read any comments, and make any changes or corrections if necessary. Offer Letter Our financial aid office will prepare an offer letter outlining the types of loans and amounts you are eligible to receive. Within this letter, you will receive instructions about how to access your confidential account within the Regent portal. Regent is the online portal where you will indicate which loans and amounts you are accepting. No funding will be processed unless you have accepted your loans within the Regent portal. After you have accepted your loans, you will be required to visit studentaid.gov to complete the federal requirements of entrance counseling and sign a master promissory note(s) for your loan(s). Follow the directions on the studentaid.gov website to complete these requirements. After you have completed all required steps described above and have registered for classes, our financial aid office will originate the loan(s). Questions? Email our Financial Aid Office for more information or assistance.