The prospect of borrowing and repaying educational loans can be intimidating for some students. Federal student loans, however, are typically limited to amounts that make repayment manageable. Additionally, there are several federal loan repayment and forgiveness options available. We encourage students to contact their loan servicer for specific information regarding their loans.
Your financial aid award letter includes any federal, state or private loans you borrowed at Emmanuel College. For a comprehensive list of your federal loans, which includes servicer contact information, please visit https://studentaid.gov and login using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
State and private loans are not listed on the Federal Student Aid Website. If you do not recall whether you borrowed a state or private loan, please contact our office and we can assist you.
The Federal Perkins Loan program is no longer being funded after the 2017-2018 year.
The Federal Perkins Loan was a federally subsidized, fixed low-interest student loan funded by the federal government, Emmanuel College and repayments from previous Perkins Loan borrowers. Eligibility was determined by the Office of Student Financial Services and was based upon the information provided on the FAFSA. This loan was awarded to students with exceptional financial need and is limited by the availability of funds in the College's Federal Perkins Loan program. Notification of eligibility of this loan will appear on your Financial Aid Award Letter.
|Maximum Undergraduate Annual Loan Amount||$5,500|
|Maximum Undergraduate Aggregate Amount||$27,500|
|Repayment Period||10 years; begins 9 months after no longer enrolled at least half-time|
|Interest Charged While Enrolled at Least Half-time||No|
|To learn more, visit||studentaid.ed.gov|
All students are required to complete exit counseling prior to withdrawing, dropping below half-time status or graduating. Please contact our office at 617-735-9938 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.
Most loans are deferred (repayments not required) for six months after you are no longer enrolled in school at least half-time. The Federal Perkins Loan is deferred for nine months after you are no longer enrolled at least half-time. Check with your lender for your specific deferment period – also referred to as grace period.
Federal student loans have payment options developed to help students in all financial situations. To learn about the different repayment options, please visit StudentAid.gov/repay.
If your deferment period has ended and you cannot make payments on your loans, you may qualify for a forbearance. Forbearance allows you to postpone or reduce your monthly payments.
Additionally, federal student loans offer various repayment options to help students. For example, your monthly repayment amount may be reduced if you have a low annual income. To learn more about repayment options, please visit StudentAid.gov/repay.
Yes. If you have multiple lenders, you may qualify to consolidate your loans. However, federal and private loans cannot be consolidated together.
Loan consolidation combines several loans into one loan with one repayment schedule. This can help make loans more manageable and reduce the overall interest rate. With private loan consolidation, you may be able to remove your cosigner from the loan.
When you combine your various loans into one single loan, the consolidated loan becomes a new loan. As a result, you may lose certain loan benefits that were offered on the loans before being consolidated.
Certain types of federal loans may be eligible for loan cancellations, forgiveness or discharge. Typically loan forgiveness benefits are available to military personnel, teachers, nurses, child care providers, or borrowers affected by the closure of a school. Provisions differ depending on the type of loan you have.
Although rare, there are situations when you may have your loan cancelled or discharged. For an overview of loan forgiveness, cancellation and discharge options, please visit StudentAid.gov/forgiveness. For specific information regarding your student loans, please contact your loan servicer.
An increasing number of employers are providing their employees with financial assistance towards employee’s educational loans, known as Loan Repayment Assistant Programs (LRAPs). We encourage you to contact your workplace’s Human Resource office to learn about any loan repayment benefits which may be available to you.
Federal Student Aid Website
A United States Department of Education website providing information on federal student aid. The information available specific to student loans includes: repayment, deferment, consolidation, forbearance and loan forgiveness options.
Website to learn about private loan consolidation and financial aid information.