Perkins Loan Account

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The Federal Perkins Loan Program offers a low interest, long-term loan. This loan program is to help undergraduate and graduate students with financial need pay their educational expenses. If you were awarded a Perkins Loan, you will need to accept the award and sign an Electronic Promissory Note opens in new window so the funds can be applied to your student account. You will need your PIN that you used to complete your FAFSA to electronically sign your promissory note.

ECSI (Educational Computer Systems, Inc.) manages the Perkins loan accounts. From the ECSI website opens in new window, you can manage your account and find the answers to frequently asked questions opens in new windowyou may have regarding your loan.


Are you. . .

  • A student? If you are a current student and need information regarding your Perkins Loan, refer to the student section on the ECSI website opens in new window.
  • A borrower? If you have graduated or dropped below half-time, your status with the Perkins Loan program is classified as a borrower. View the Perkins Borrower page for a general overview and deferment forms.

    Refer to the borrower section on the ECSI website opens in new windowfor information regarding deferments, cancellations, and additional forms that may pertain to your particular situation.

Contact Us

Office of the Bursar
Swen Parson Hall Room 235

Phone: 815-753-1885
Email: bursar@niu.edu 

Business Hours