Western Kentucky University

Student Financial Assistance

Perkins Loan Information

What is a Perkins loan?

The Perkins loan is a federally funded loan administered by the University. The loan amount for Perkins loans range from $500 to $4,000. This loan is based on financial need. The interest rate is fixed at 5% and the interest is deferred while a student is enrolled at least half-time. Repayment is made through the Bursar's Office and begins 9 months after graduation or less than half-time enrollment. 

If you have never received a Perkins Loan, you can review how to apply at: http://www.wku.edu/financialaid/perkinsapply.php .

If you have received a Perkins loan in the past and need information regarding repayment, deferments, or cancellations, you can email your questions to: perkins.loan@wku.edu.


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 Last Modified 7/22/13