Perkins Loan Center

The Perkins Loan Service Center is part of the Bursar Office. This area is responsible for the collection and servicing of Perkins Loans. EFG Technologies handles the billing of the loans.

As of Oct. 1, 2017, the Federal Perkins Loan program expired and schools participating in it may no longer award and disburse new Perkins loans. The 2017-18 year is the last year that students will receive funding under the Perkins Loan program and no Perkins Loans may be paid out to students after June 30, 2018. The University School of the Arts is responsible for collecting these loans until all borrowed funds are repaid or the loans are transferred to the Department of Education.

You may defer (delay) payments on your loan by submitting forms completed and certified for any one of the following categories:

  • While enrolled and in attendance as at least a half-time student at an institution of higher education or comparable institution approved for this purpose by the Secretary.
  • While enrolled and in attendance as a regular student in a course of study that is part of a graduate fellowship program approved by the Secretary.
  • While engaged in graduate or post-graduate fellowship-supported study outside the United States.
  • While enrolled and in attendance in a course of study that is part of a rehabilitation-training program for disabled individuals.

Deferments are not granted in advance. Postponements and forbearances may be granted to loan recipients who file a request form.