Instructions for Students on Completing Perkins Loan Process

Federal Perkins loans are campus-based loans. It is a federal loan program; however, Castleton University is the lender. All new borrowers must sign a Master Promissory Note and complete Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling. You may check the status of these items through the Portal/VSC Web Services under the Financial Aid Document Status link.

Heartland ECSI is Castleton University's Perkins loan servicer. New borrowers who have been awarded a Perkins loan and who have registered for the upcoming semester will have to complete a Perkins Master promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at the ECSI website. New borrowers will be emailed the ECSI link to complete their promissory note and counseling online. Students will access their Perkins promissory note with their name, SSN, and date of birth.