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 Federal Perkins Loan Information and How to Sign the Perkins MPN 



Adjust Perkins Loan

The Federal Perkins Loan Program is a need-based loan for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Eligible students are automatically awarded loans from this program based upon the results from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Funding is extremely limited and eligible students will be notified on their financial aid award letter.
  • Repayment of this loan begins nine months after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis.
  • During the repayment period, the student will be charged five percent interest on the unpaid balance of the loan principal.
  • Loan cancellation and deferment benefits for some borrowers may be available. Specific information about these provisions can be found on the federal student aid webpage (click on the "Repay Your Loans" link). 
  • Students who are awarded a Federal Perkins Loan will be required to sign a Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note. 

Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note and MPN Instructions:

  • Approximately one week after you accept your Perkins Loan on MySRU, you will receive an email notification from ECSI, the servicer of the Perkins Loan, letting you know your MPN is available to eSIGN.
  • You will be directed to go to ECSI's website.
  • At that site you will click on the "Manage your student loan account".
  • Select "eSIGN A PROMISSORY NOTE" (You DO NOT need to "log in to access your account").
  • Select "SRU", then follow the appropriate directions.
  • You must have your PIN from the Department of Education which is the same PIN you use to complete your FAFSA on the Web.
  • SRU will be notified by ECSI of your signed MPN within one week.

QUESTIONS about the Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note should be directed to SRU's Perkins Loan Office at 724-738-2064.


Contact Information

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock PA 16057

107 Maltby Center

724.738.2922 (fax)

M-F: 8:00-4:30
Summer: 8:00-4:00



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