Federal Perkins Loans
A Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest (5%) loan for students with exceptional financial need. A Perkins Loan borrower is
not charged any processing fees. The College is the lender and the loan is made with government funds with a share contributed
by the college. You must repay the College beginning nine months after you graduate or leave college. The College is awarded a
Perkins Loan allocation each year from federal funds, and eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. Once a Perkins
Loan is approved, the student signs a promissory note with the College. Since funds are limited, priority consideration is given
to those applicants whose FAFSA information is available in the Financial Aid Office by the May 1 deadline. The amount awarded is up to $1,000.