Contact Info

          Financial Aid Office
          Hamilton Hall
          210 Glasgow Road
          Edinboro, PA  16444

           (814) 732-3500
          Fax: (814) 732-2129

          Hours of Operation: 
          Fall/Spring: Monday – Friday, 
          9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
          Summer: Monday – Friday, 
          9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

          Federal Perkins Loans

          The Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest loan (5% interest) awarded to those students who demonstrate exceptional need. 

          The Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest federal loan with a fixed 5% interest rate. Due to the recent extension of this program by the Department of Education, until September 30, 2017, eligibility for the Perkins Loan is based on exceptional financial need as determined by the information provided on the FAFSA and the availability of funds. 

          The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides limited amount of funding for this loan, the average loan is usually $2,000 per year. The maximum undergraduate loan is $5,500 per year and the maximum graduate loan is $8,000 per year. The aggregate unpaid principal amount of all Federal Perkins loans received by an eligible student may not exceed $27,500 for an undergraduate and $60,000 for a graduate student, including amounts borrowed as an undergraduate. Currently, the University does not offer graduate students the Federal Perkins Loan. 

          As a Perkins Loan borrower, you will be required to sign a Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note the first time you borrow and to complete Exit Counseling when you graduate, drop below half-time, or leave the university. These requirements are different than the Direct Loan requirements.

          Learn more about the Federal Direct Perkins Loan.

          Perkins Loan Exit Counseling

          All students who have received Perkins loans must complete electronic exit counseling as follows:

          1. Access
          2. Click on Sign In or Register
          3. On the right-hand side, choose a username and password and click continue
          4. Fill out your personal information and click continue
          5. Fill out your address information and click continue
          6. Complete the security questions and click Sign in and accept
          7. On the right-hand side, click on the highlighted red link that says click here to get help retrieving your account key number. You will be asked to provide EU's school code, which is 07.
          8. Once you are able to connect an account and have accessed it, click on the Exit Counseling prompt and complete the counseling.
          9. If you need assistance contact ECSI at 1-888-549-3274