Federal Perkins Loans
The Federal Perkins loan is a student loan where Providence College acts as the lender using a limited pool of funds provided by the Federal government. This loan is need based and is determined by the Office of Financial Aid based on the information provided on the FAFSA.
The interest rate is fixed at 5%.
Repayment of this loan begins 9 months after graduation or 9 months after a borrower ceases to attend Providence College at least half time.
Requirement Information for First Time Borrowers
If you have been awarded a Federal Perkins Loan by the Office of Financial Aid you are required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Requirements. To complete both requirements visit www.signmyloan.com .
This website is through University Accounting Service (UAS), whom is partnered with Providence College for their administration services of the Federal Perkins loan.
Select Review and Sign Your Loan under the For Students section on the left side of the web page. After you have read the outline, select continue. Providence College requires the use of the FAFSA pin number in this process. If you do not know your FAFSA pin number, please see the instructions below for obtaining your FAFSA pin number. After you have obtained your pin number, select click here if you have obtained your pin from FAFSA. This will bring you to the Student Authentication Network. Enter the required information. After this is complete, you will be directed back to the UAS website. This website is very user friendly and will lead you through this process.
The entrance counseling requirements are federal requirements that every new loan recipient must complete. This process is designed to make sure the borrower understands the terms and conditions of the loan. Please read this information carefully.
This website allows you to complete and sign a MPN over the internet. This note will be used for all of your Federal Perkins Loans for your four years at Providence College . In future years you will not be required to sign another master promissory note. However, you will need to log into this system at the beginning of every school year to accept your loan.
Obtaining your FAFSA pin number
You will need your FAFSA pin number to complete some if not all of your loan requirements. If you do not know your FAFSA pin number, you may obtain your pin at www.pin.ed.gov. Once on this website, select the option for a duplicate pin number from the list on the left of the screen. The US Department of Education will display your pin number on the screen after you successfully complete the security question.
If you do not have a FAFSA pin number and need to apply for a new pin, you may obtain one at www.pin.ed.gov . Once on this website, select the option for a new pin number from the list on the left of the screen.
Providence College is the lender for the Federal Perkins loan. This loan enters repayment 9 months after graduation or 9 months after the borrower ceases to attend school at least half time. University Accounting Service (UAS) is the servicer for the Federal Perkins loan. You can access your account online at www.uasecho.com . You can also access loan information and deferment forms online at www.uaservice.com .