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Perkins Loan and Counseling

Please Note:  The Perkins program has been cancelled by the Department of Education.  While we hope that legislation may bring back the program, at this time, there are no new loans being offered to students.

What is a Federal Perkins Loan?

A Federal Perkins Loan is a fixed low-interest (5%) loan for both undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.  Colorado College is your lender. You must repay this loan to Colorado College.

How do I receive a Perkins Loan?

Financial aid determines if you are eligible for this loan. 

First time recipients are required to sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete an entrance counseling session on line. Students are also required to complete the online validation process. Once the three requirements are completed the loan will be credited to your student account.

Students who have received Perkins Loans previously have completed the signing of the MPN and entrance counseling.  Therefore the only requirement is for students to complete the check-in process. Once check-in process is completed the loan will be credited to your student account.

Master Promissory Note

Due to federal regulations, the Federal Perkins Loan requires that you complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). It will serve as the promissory note for all of your Federal Perkins Loans while you are attending Colorado College.  Your MPN will include information about your Rights and Responsibilities.  If the Federal Government makes any changes/additions to the MPN then you will be required to sign a new MPN for Perkins Loans awarded after this period.

While the signature on the MPN allows Colorado College to make multiple loans to you on a single note, you are not required to accept the amount that is awarded to you.  If you want to cancel all or a portion of the loan, notify the Financial Aid Office at 719-389-6651 or email financialaid@coloradocollege.edu.

Perkins Entrance Counseling

If you are a new participant in the Perkins Loan program, you are required by federal regulation to complete a Perkins Entrance Counseling Session. 

When do I pay back this loan?

You have nine months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half time status before you must begin repayment.  This period of time is called a grace period.

At the end of the grace period, you must begin repaying your loan.  You are allowed up to 10 years to repay.

Repaying your Perkins Loan

Colorado College uses a Loan Service Provider to collect our Perkins Loans.  Our Loan Service Provider is University Accounting Service, LLC (UAS).

After you graduate, payments on your loan will be made to Colorado College via University Accounting Service, LLC.  Currently we are converting our files over from our old servicer ACS Education Service to the new servicer University Account Service, LLC (UAS).  The new borrower software will be available mid-October.  Payments and Forms will still be accessed online and a toll free number will be available for phone inquires.  More information regarding our new servicer UAS will be coming soon!

For additional information regarding the Perkins Loan program, please contact 719-389-6456.

 

ACS Education

Access your account, print out forms and make payments online at www.acs-education.com.  

Or Call ACS-Education 1-800-826-4470

For additional information regarding the Perkins Loan program, please contact the Colorado College Student Accounts Office 719-389-6456.

Student Accounts Office

Contact Us:

Spencer Center, 1st Floor, Room 116
14 E. Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 389-6698
Fax: (719) 389-6932
StudentAccounts@coloradocollege.edu

Hours:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri