Federal Perkins Loan

The Perkins Loan is no longer available by the Federal government as of October 1, 2017.

For students that borrowed under the Perkins Loan the below information may be used as a resource.

Loan Reporting

Perkins Loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Loan Repayment

Billing and payment processing for your Federal Perkins Loan is handled by Heartland Educational Computer Systems, Inc (ECSI).  You have the ability to access your account on the Internet through ECSI’s website at www.heartlandecsi.com.  Through their site, you can verify when payments have been received, update address and phone information, check on your account balance, obtain loan payoff amounts, and sign up for electronic billing.  You will be given a five-digit security code, which allows only you access to your account information.  If you have additional questions, please contact ECSI at 1-888-549-3274.

For Deferment, Cancellation or Postponement of Perkins Loans, please contact:

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Financial Collections
30 7th St E Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55101-7804
Tel: 651-201-1500     Fax:  651-215-3979
Toll free outside the Metro area: 1-855-508-4506
Website: http://www.minnstate.edu/system/slsc/  Email: loans@minnstate.edu

Exit Interview for Federal Perkins Loan

When you graduate, transfer or drop below six credits, federal regulations require an exit interview.

Exit interview directions will be mailed to your permanent address.  You will receive a pin number and the website (www.heartlandecsi.com) to complete your exit interview.  If an exit interview is not completed for the Federal Perkins Loan there will be a hold placed on your financial aid and registration.

Should you have questions, please call 651-201-1500 or 320-223-6270.

To ensure the integrity and the best interests of our students BSU employees are subject to the Student Loan Code of Conduct.