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Federal Loan Exit Counseling

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04/19/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm


Federal Loan Exit Counseling is MANDATORY for all graduates who have borrowed federal loans while in attendance at Carroll College. According to our records you will be completing your degree this spring. YOU MUST ATTEND ONE of the scheduled exit counseling sessions listed below.

Caps, gowns and college transcripts may be held for students with incomplete Exit Counseling.

Federal Loan Exit Counseling is required for each loan type (Stafford and Perkins) prior to your last date of attendance. You are receiving this email because our records indicate you have borrowed at least one type of federal student loan while in attendance at Carroll.

PLAN AHEAD: You must have an active FSA ID in order to complete the required Stafford Loan Exit Counseling, to verify your FSA ID is active,visit the website. You will not be able to complete the required exit counseling unless you have an FSA ID. You will also need your driver's license number, social security number, and the names and addresses for three references. Federal Perkins Loan borrowers must complete a separate Loan Exit Counseling online through the University Accounting Service website, you will need a UAS Issued PIN in order to complete the Perkins Exit Counseling, vis UAS to Request a UAS Issued PIN. If you have issues with the UAS Issued PIN request,you may contact me for assistance.

Information about your federal loans may be accessed online through the NSLDS website (FSA ID login is also required). This site contains information about federal student loans only, it does not include private education loan information. If you've borrowed private education loans and need lender information, you may contact me for assistance.

One hour Federal Loan Exit Counseling sessions will be held in the Simperman Hall Computer Labs on the following dates. Please mark your calendar to attend one of the sessions.

  • Tuesday, April 17 SH146 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
  • Wednesday, April 18 SH145 7:30am - 8:30am; 8:30am - 9:30am; 12:00 pm - 1:00pm; or 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, April 19 SH146 12:30pm - 1:30pm or 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday, April 20 SH146 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday, April 23 SH146 7:30am - 8:30am or 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Space is limited, please email Leslie at and indicate which session date/time you plan to attend. Congratulations and best wishes on your future goals!


Leslie Olsen, Associate Director, Financial Aid
406-447-5424 or

Carroll Campus
Simperman 146
SURF Keynote: Hilton Lewis

W. M. Keck Observatory: Portal to the Universe graphic

04/19/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hilton Lewis from Keck Observatory in Hawaii presented the keynote address of the Student Undergraduate Research Festival entitled, "W. M. Keck Observatory: Portal to the Universe."

Reception to follow in the Scola from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Since first light in 1993, the W. M. Keck Observatory has been the largest, most versatile, and most productive astronomical observatory among the world's optical and infrared telescopes. Hilton Lewis, appointed as Keck Observatory Director in 2014, was one of the original designers of the observatory. He participated in the introduction of some of its most advanced technologies, including segmented primary mirrors, adaptive optics, and laser guide stars.  Using these technologies and their giant light grasp, the Keck telescopes have been central to some of the most seminal discoveries of the past quarter century, including the discovery of dark energy, providing the definitive evidence of a super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the discovery and categorization of the first exoplanets.  Hilton will share the complex engineering behind the Keck telescopes and their resulting scientific discoveries. In addition, he will tell his personal story and what he believes is critical for Keck Observatory's continued success today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

About Hilton Lewis, Director of the W. M. Keck Observatory

Hilton Lewis is the Director of the W. M. Keck Observatory. He has held many leadership roles throughout the history of the Observatory, ranging from software development to managing the engineering division to overseeing the full range of technical activities required to develop and operate this world-leading research facility. Lewis holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and earned his MBA from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Lewis was recruited in 1986 to lead the design and development of the software that controls the Keck Observatory’s twin, 10-meter telescopes. He then took over management of all software, mechanical and electronic engineering at the Observatory before being promoted to Deputy Director in 2002 with overall responsibility for all technical activities. Lewis was selected by the California Association for Astronomy Board to lead the Observatory as its Director in 2014. Lewis has dedicated his career to building, operating and updating the most sophisticated ground- based optical/infrared telescopes in the world, a commitment that has contributed to the unprecedented astronomical innovation and forefront science of the W. M. Keck Observatory.

Photo of Hilton Lewis - Director of the W. M. Keck Observatory

Above: Hilton Lewis, Director of the W. M. Keck Observatory

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