Financial Aid

Federal Perkins Loans

The Perkins Loan is a need based, subsidized federal loan. Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. If you are eligible for a Perkins Loan, it will be included on your financial aid award letter. Learn More >>

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Federal Perkins loan program has ended effective October 1, 2017. Students who received funding in the fall will receive the winter disbursement.


The grace period for Perkins loans is 9 months and the first payment will be due at the end of the grace period. If you have questions about repaying your Perkins loan(s) or are having trouble making payments, you should contact University Accounting Services (UAS) at 1-800-999-6227.

Perkins Loan Forgiveness

Those who meet certain criteria may qualify for loan forgiveness or cancellation. All questions and applications should be directed to University Accounting Services.

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Qualifications for Cancellation:

The form to apply: