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Loan Consolidation middot University of Puget Sound

Loss of Perkins Subsidy and BenefitsBecause Perkins Loans have a lower interest rate and certain cancellation benefits, applicant may wish to exclude their Perkins Loan from a Direct Consolidation Loan. To qualify for a Direct Consolidation Loan, borrowers must have at least one Direct Loan or FFEL Loan that is in grace, repayment, deferment or default status. If the qualifying loan is a FFEL Loan, applicant must also certify that applicant were unable to obtain a FFEL Consolidation Loan. PLUS Loans are not subject to the enrollment rules and can be consolidated anytime after the final disbursement. The interest rate on a Direct Consolidation Loan is fixed based on the weighted average of the interest rates on the loans at the time applicant consolidate.

Federal Direct Loan Program

Low-interest loan awarded to traditional students based on exceptional financial need and the availability of funds. Loan is borrowed from Capital University using funds from the repayment of loans borrowed by Capital University graduates. Interest rate on a Federal Perkins Loan is fixed at five percent. No additional Perkins loans will be available or awarded in the future. To estimate their Federal Perkins Loan repayment schedule and amount, use the Perkins Loan calculators available here.

Amount: $30000
Loan Repayment

Loan consolidation—allows a student to bundle all of their federal education loans into one convenient single monthly loan payment at a fixed interest rate. Applicant don't have to pay interest on the loan during deferment if applicant have a subsidized FFEL or Direct Stafford Loan or a Federal Perkins Loan. Economic Hardship Deferment—A FFEL, Direct Loan, or Federal Perkins Loan borrower may qualify for an economic hardship deferment for a maximum of three years if the borrower is experiencing economic hardship according to federal regulations. The Loan Deferment Summary Chart here shows Stafford Perkins Loan deferments for loans disbursed on or after July 1, 1993.

Entrance Exit Counseling

Loan counseling is required by the federal government for all Federal student loan programs. There are two types of loan counseling and they take place at different stages of the loan process. Entrance counseling helps students understand the rights and responsibilities of their loans before they incur the loan debt. Entrance loan counseling for direct loans is only needed once during a student's academic career at Saint Mary's College. Exit Counseling helps students to understand their rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower, and also provides useful tips and repayment information to help students manage their loans. Propose solutions to discrepancies in loan balances and payments,.

Amount: $10000
Loan Repayment Plans

Example, if applicant have $35,000 in outstanding FFEL Program loans and $10,000 in outstanding Direct Loans, applicant can choose the extended repayment plan for their FFEL Program loans, but not for their Direct Loans. Loans applicant received under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, the Federal Perkins Loan Program, or any other student loan program are not eligible for PSLF. If applicant have FFEL Program or Perkins Loan Program loans, applicant may consolidate them into a Direct Consolidation Loan to take advantage of PSLF. Find out consolidating their FFEL Program or Perkins Loan Program loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan.

Amount: $2500
Federal Perkins Loan

The award amount is usually $2,500 per student and is contingent on availability of funds.

Fashion Institute of Technology

No new Perkins Loans are being issued. Previous borrowers of the Federal Perkins Loan are still responsible for Exit Counseling and Repayment. FIT has contracted University Accounting Service, LLC to service all Perkins Loans offered by FIT. A Perkins Loan is a low-interest federal loan, administered by FIT and awarded to students with exceptional financial need.

Non-Enrolled Collections

Student Financial Services is responsible for the collection of Federal Perkins Loans. The university contract with a third party billing company, Heartland ECSI, Inc, for the billing and collection of the university Federal Perkins Student Loans. The purpose of the Perkins Loan Exit Interview is to inform applicant of their rights and responsibilities regarding repayment of any loan applicant have received while attending Clemson University.

Perkins Loan

The Bursar serves as Perkins Loan coordinator. Access their Federal Perkins Loan pre-loan interview. During the repayment period of the loan, borrowers submit deferment and cancellation requests to the Bursar.

Manage Your Loans

If applicant previously received a Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford loan or a Graduate PLUS loan and are no longer enrolled at least half time applicant are required to complete Exit Counseling. The Direct Loan Program offers a variety of repayment plans. In certain circumstances, their loans can be discharged or canceled. Perkins Loans Discharge Cancellation Learn the opportunities to have this loan deferred or cancelled. Perkins Cancellation for Teachers Learn opportunities for teachers to have this loan cancelled. The National Student Loan Data System is the US Education’s central database for student aid. Loans included will be Direct Loans, Graduate PLUS, Federal Family Educational Loans, and Perkins loans. It contains extensive information Grace Periods, Deferment, Forbearance, Consolidation, Cancellation, and defaulted loan guidance.