UConn Office of the Bursar | Federal Perkins Loan Office


The Federal Perkins Loan Program offers low-interest subsidized federal student loans for both undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. Note: As of September 2017, schools are no longer authorized to make new Perkins Loans. The last disbursement of these final loans occurred in June 2018.



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. ECSI should also be notified of all changes in borrower address, phone, email, and name.

ECSI Help Center

PHONE: 888-549-3274

EMAIL: cservice@ecsi.net


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.



Under certain circumstances, borrowers may be eligible for partial or full cancellation on their Federal Perkins Loan. Please visit this link for additional information and resources.

Perkins Loan forbearance is a temporary suspension or reduction of your monthly payments. Please see this link for details.


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