Federal Perkins Loan
This loan is awarded by the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) and is administered at the University level.
Funds borrowed under this program are repaid to the UGA Bursar’s Office.
The loan is interest free until the student enters his or her repayment period, which begins 9 months after the student enrolls in fewer than 6 hours, or does not enroll, or graduates, then the interest accrues at 5% per annum.
The Federal Perkins Loan program is set to expire on September 30, 2017!
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. The UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will include the loan amount for which the student is eligible on his or her Award on Athena which the student must then accept or decline.
- Complete the Federal Perkins Loan Disclosure; Rights and Responsibilities, and Master Promissory Note (MPN) when required.
2015-16 & 2016-17 Award Years:
- The undergraduate student maximum Award Year amount is $5,500.
- Summer awards will be made to otherwise eligible undergraduate students later in the Award Year if funds are available, and students request summer aid.
- The minimum award amount is $100 per semester.
- meet all Basic Student Eligibility criteria, and
- be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, and
- qualify as either a Federal Perkins Loan Current UGA Undergraduate Student or a Federal Perkins Loan New UGA Undergraduate Student, and
- have unmet need greater than $100 per semester, and
- cannot have reached the applicable Federal Perkins Aggregate Loan Limits
Enrollment status requirements are as follows:
- Students enrolled on at least a half-time basis generally remain eligible for that semester’s Perkins loan.
- Students enrolled less then half-time may not remain eligible for the loan if their adjusted Cost of Attendance (COA) results in their award exceeding their recalculated Unmet Need.
- Students enrolled less than half-time begin their 9 month Perkins Loan grace period as of the date their enrollment status changed to less than half-time.
Important Dates for Limited Need-Based Funds Consideration:
Federal Perkins Loan awarding is subject to Important Dates for Limited Need-Based Funds Consideration.