Closing Out the Perkins Loan Program: Next Steps for Your Institution

  • 12/9/15
  • Webinar
  • Speaking and hosting

The Perkins loan program quietly expired at the end of September after Congress failed to renew this 50-year-old, low-interest student loan program. Without clear closeout deadlines or expectations released by the Department of Education (DOE), many schools are just going to wait to see what happens, but others are looking to exit the program immediately.  Understanding how the loans will be parceled out and what protocols you have to follow may help your school choose between acting now or taking advantage of some borrowed time. Even if your institution does not decide to end the Perkins program, there are steps you should be taking now to make a smooth transition to a closed program in the future.

At the end of this session, participants were able to:
  • Explain the difference between assigning and purchasing Perkins loans¬†
  • Identify the three types of loan categories
  • Discuss possible go-forward plans for loans in repayment
  • Determine next-steps regarding independent audits of funds