The Federal Perkins Loan Program offered low-interest subsidized federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. As of September 2017, schools were no longer authorized to make new Perkins Loans. The last disbursement of these final loans occurred in June 2018.
PERKINS LOAN REPAYMENT
Borrowers must begin repayment on Federal Perkins Loans after they graduate, drop below half-time, or separate from school. Graduated borrowers will be contacted at their UConn email address by UConn’s contracted loan servicer, Heartland ECSI, to complete online exit counseling. Borrowers are encouraged to log into their ECSI account to complete online exit counseling, view their current balance, and make payments. Borrowers must notify ECSI of all changes in address, phone, email, and name.
ECSI Contact Information:
Note: Borrowers with loans in addition to the Perkins loan will be required to complete separate exit counseling. Questions pertaining to exit counseling for non-Perkins loan should be directed to the financial aid office.
PERKINS LOAN CANCELLATION, DEFERMENT, AND FORBEARANCE
Under certain circumstances, borrowers may be eligible for partial or full cancellation on their Federal Perkins Loan. Please visit Perkins/NFLP Loan Deferment/Cancellation for additional information and resources.
Perkins Loan forbearance is a temporary suspension or reduction of your monthly payments. Please visit Perkins/NFLP Hardship/Forbearance for details.
PERKINS LOAN OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION