Federal Perkins Loans Entrance Counseling and Promissory Note
Students awarded Perkins Loans must complete Perkins Loan entrance counseling and sign a Perkins Loan promissory note each academic year.
The entrance counseling and the promissory note are to be completed on the web.
The Federal Perkins Loan entrance counseling and promissory note for 2012-2013 are now available on the ECSI website for completion by students awarded Perkins Loans for 2012-2013. See below for important instructions and the link to the site.
Perkins Loan checks cannot be produced for students who have not completed the entrance counseling or signed the promissory note.
You will be asked to provide the following information:
- Name and address of your parent or nearest living adult relative; next of kin; a reference (someone who does not live where you or the others you list live)
- Your driver's license number and state of issue
To begin, go to our Perkins Loan Counseling. If you recently received the award, it may be a week or two before the information is available for you on the website. If your information is not available yet, please check back on that site in a week.
Please read all provisions and the rights and responsibilities material. You are required to complete the quizzes and provide all the necessary information. Allow one hour to complete. You may print the entrance interview and promissory note. The school will be notified that you have completed the process.
Keep your copies of the loan papers in a safe place for future reference.
Address changes: In order for you to receive information related to your Queens College Federal Perkins Loan, we must have your current address on the Federal Perkins Loan billing system. Please notify either ECSI at 888-549-3274 or Ellen Rondot at 718-997-5111, in addition to all the other offices on campus, of any change of address.
- You must be a matriculated student, registered for and attending at least 6 credits.
- You must not be in default of any prior student loan.
- You must be making satisfactory academic progress as defined for the federal Title IV aid programs.
- You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Undergraduates must have completed 28 credits toward their degree.
If you have been awarded a Perkins Loan, please read CUNY's booklet: Your Federal Perkins Loan: A Reference Guide of Your Rights, Responsibilities and Obligations.
Please note that the Federal Perkins Loan and the William Ford Direct Loan are two separate and different loan programs.
Information is available about all your student loans at http://www.nslds.ed.gov. You will need your financial aid PIN for the NSLDS site; if you don't already have a federal financial aid PIN, you can file for one at http://www.pin.ed.gov.