Perkins Loan Information

What is a Federal Perkins Loan?

The Federal Perkins Loan is a student loan that is borrowed directly from Hamline University. The fixed annual interest rate is 5 percent. However, this loan is interest free until repayment begins, which is nine months after you leave school or drop below half-time status.

How do I apply for a Federal Perkins Loan?

Federal Perkins Loans are awarded to students through their financial aid package. Upon verifying eligibility, you will need to complete the application process and sign your Perkins Master Promissory Note (MPN) online with University Accounting Services.

You will receive an e-mail notification from Sign My Loan when your Perkins Loan is available to sign online. This e-mail will contain specific instructions for completing the online process. The e-mail notice will be sent to your preferred e-mail address, which is recorded in Piperline. It is extremely important that you verify this address as it is a critical communication tool in the Perkins Loan process.

How do I receive my Federal Perkins Loan funds?

Once you have electronically signed your MPN, your Federal Perkins Loan dollar amount will be applied to your student account on a semester basis for the academic year.

If you have Federal Perkins Loan eligibility on your award letter and you do not want to borrow this loan, please send a written notice to the Office of Financial Aid or e-mail them at

Who is University Accounting Services?

University Accounting Service (UAS) is a student loan management service. We have a partnership with them to assist in the administration and billing of Federal Perkins student loans. Do not disregard mail from UAS.

Information is also available through University Accounting Services.

Future of the Perkins Loan Program

Help save the Perkins Loan! If you have benefited from a Federal Perkins Loan, we want to hear from you. Contact COHEAO to write a letter of support to your senator or representative and for other information on the future of the program.

Perkins Loan payment information

There are several ways to make a payment on your Perkins loan:

  • Pay in person by cash or check at Hamline University in the Student Administrative Services Office. Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Pay over the phone with an electronic check by calling 651-523-2020 or 888-211-1829.
  • Pay online at through
  • Send a payment to Hamline University (be sure to include your account number on the check):

Hamline University 
Becky Dandrea MS-A1770 
1536 Hewitt Ave 
Saint Paul, MN 55104 

  • Send a payment to University Accounting Service (be sure to include your account number on the check):

University Accounting Service LLC 
PO Box 5291 
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5291

Perkins Loans forms

If you need to apply for or cancel a deferment, you can access the required forms online with University Accounting Services.

For questions regarding these forms, call 651-523-2020 or 888-211-1829.

Send the completed forms to:

Hamline University 
1536 Hewitt Avenue 
Saint Paul, MN 55104