Business Office

Perkins Loan

The Federal Perkins Loan is a low-interest, federal loan for students with exceptional financial need. These loans bear a low fixed interest rate of 5 percent and are distributed by the college.

There is no processing fee related to this loan. Interest accrual and repayment begins nine months after graduation or after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. The maximum length of time to repay a Perkins Loan is 10 years or $40 a month, whichever results in a larger payment.

First-time Perkins Loan Borrowers

Existing Perkins Loan borrowers

Perkins Loan counseling

Perkins Loan in repayment

Loan forms

Federal Perkins Cancellation
Federal Perkins Cancellation Deferment
Federal Perkins In School Deferment
Federal Perkins Graduate Fellowship Deferment
Federal Perkins Rehabilitation Training Deferment
Federal Perkins & Reed Loan Request for Deferment
Federal Perkins Request for Deferment Due to Economic Hardship
Federal Perkins & Reed Loan Request for Forbearance
Federal Perkins & Reed Loan Request for Unemployment Deferment
Reed College Federal Perkins Release Form
Application for Automatic Payment

Contact the Student Account Center


Outside U.S. and Canada

5 a.m.–7 p.m.

Contact the Business Office

Eliot Hall 307 & 308
503/777-7505, or x7505
Fax: 503/788-6687

Summer Hours

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Summer Cashier’s Window

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

9–11:30 a.m.