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Federal Perkins Loan Program

Name of Program
Federal Perkins Loan Program
Website URL http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/perkins
The Federal Perkins Loan Program is a school-based loan program for an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student with exceptional financial need; enrolled full-time or part-time; and
attending a school that participates in the Federal Perkins Loan Program. Under this program, the school is lender.
Award Amount
The amount you can borrow depends on your financial need, the amount of other aid you receive, and the availability of funds at your college or career school.
Other Requirements/Conditions
See additional information on the Federal Student Aid Web site.
Application Process
Check with your school's financial aid office to see if your school participates in the Federal Perkins Loan Program.
Deadline Date
You should apply for federal student aid early to make sure you are considered for a Perkins Loan. Due to limited funds, not everyone who qualifies for a Perkins Loan will receive one.
Target Audience
Veteran, Students and interns, Residents of other states
Type of Financial Aid