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Federal Perkins Loan

The Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest (5 percent) loan for both undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. The school is the lender and the loan must be repaid back to the school.

At CSU-Pueblo, Federal Perkins Loan repayment is serviced by Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI).

Repayment on a Federal Perkins Loan begins nine months after ceasing half time enrollment, and repayment is up to 10 years. Students may borrow up to $5500 as an undergraduate, and up to $8000 as a graduate per academic year.

If you are awarded a Federal Perkins loan you must accept the loan through your PAWS account. Approximately a week after accepting the loan you will be contacted by ECSI to complete Perkins entrance counseling and promissory note. If you do not receive the email a week after accepting the loan please use these instructions to complete the requirements. Please note that you will not be able complete entrance counseling or the master promissory note prior to your accepted loan being processed by ECSI.

Exit Counseling

For students who are graduating, totally withdrawing, or dropping below 6 credits of enrollment from the University - you must also complete Exit Counseling if you have ever borrowed a federal Perkins loan from any institution.

Students who have borrowed a Perkins loan will be contacted by ECSI (our Perkins loan servicer) via campus email to complete Exit Counseling.

National Student Loan Data System

Students and parents can view their federal loan history at any time 24/7 through the National Student Loan Data System. You will need your Federal Student Aid ID password (the same used to sign your FAFSA and Master Promissory Note) to log into the system. For questions regarding NSLDS, please contact the Federal Student Aid Center at 1-800-4FED-AID.

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