Perkins Loan

As of September 30, 2017, no additional loans will be available under the Federal Perkins Loan Program.


Loan Repayment

After you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status as a student, you will have a nine-month (9) Grace Period before you must begin repayment of your Loan. You will have up to ten (10) years to repay the loan. You will be billed on a monthly basis after your grace period expires. If you do not remit your payment on a timely basis, you will be assessed a Late Fee. You may prepay any or all of the loan principal at any time before it becomes due.

It is your responsibility to keep ECSI or the Student Loan Office informed of your current address, email and phone numbers. Please contact ECSI at 1-888-549-3274 or log in to your account to change your contact information. Additional information is provided in the Loan Exit Interview.


Exit Counseling

All Loan borrowers must complete exit counseling if they have graduated, left school, or dropped below half-time. UConn contracts with ECSI to complete the exit counseling for Perkins Loans.

Graduating borrowers will be contacted by ECSI after graduation at their UConn email address when the exit counseling on-line forms are available. You can view your ECSI account online. If you have received other loans in addition to your Perkins Loan, you must separately complete exit counseling forms for each loan type. More information about other Financial Aid loan counseling.

Please note that Online Exit Counseling is not available for borrowers who graduated or left the University prior to December 2003. Those borrowers must contact the UConn Federal Perkins/Nurse Faculty Loan Office at (860)486-4835 in order to fulfill their exit requirements.


Loan Deferment/Cancellations/Forbearance

More information on deferring your loan or cancellations.



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