Student Loan Borrower Instructions
Federal Direct Stafford and Perkins Loan Application Process
Applying for a federal student loan for the first time? The following instructions are here to help you navigate the federal student loan process at Wheaton College for the first time. All first time student loan borrowers are required to complete this process prior to receiving their loan(s).
Not sure if you have been awarded a federal student loan?
Students may view their current financial aid award through their Inside Wheaton account. Use your window PIN to log in then select Student Accounts and Financial Records to view your current financial aid award.
If you have been awarded both a federal Direct Stafford loan and a federal Perkins loan, you must complete all requirements for each loan as outlined below.
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Application Process:
1. Accept/Decline your loans: Students do not need to accept their need based federal Direct Subsidized Stafford loans. Students who are offered a non need based federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan need to accept (or decline) their loan(s) using the Borrower Loan Instructions. If you do not wish to borrow your Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford loan(s) for the current academic year, you can decline all or part of your loan(s) online using the Borrower Loan Instructions or by emailing your request to: email@example.com.
2. Complete your Direct Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling. Don't forget to choose Wheaton College in Massachusetts at the end of your entrance counseling session so your confirmation is forwarded to us. Start your Direct Loan Counseling Session here.
3. Complete your Direct Stafford Loan Promissory Note: The promissory note is a legally binding agreement to repay a loan between the student borrower and the Department of Education. A parent cannot complete the Direct Stafford Loan promissory note (or entrance interview) on the student's behalf. Complete your Direct Loan promissory note here.
Federal Perkins Loan Application Process:
Students do not need to accept their Federal Perkins loan. If you wish to decline your Federal Perkins loan please email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Students who are borrowing a Federal Perkins loan for the first time will need to complete the following requirements:
- Federal Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling
- Federal Perkins Loan Interview
- Federal Perkins Loan Truth in Lending/Total Indebtedness Disclosure
- Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (Once printed, an original copy of the form must be signed and returned to the Office of Student Financial Services)
Campus Partners, Wheaton College's Federal Perkins loan servicer, is pleased to make these processes available to you as a convenient online service. To begin your session, please visit https://ipromise.campuspartners.com.
Please contact Campus Partners directly at 866-328-7766 for technical assistance while on the iPROMise web site.
Campus Partners IPROMise
As a first time user of the Campus Partner's IPROMise web site, you (the student) must register to establish an assigned User Name and Password.
You will need the following information in order to complete the requirements:
- Your (student's) Social Security Number
- Your date of birth
- Name, address and telephone numbers of your parents or guardian
- Name, address and telephone numbers of two relatives other than your parents
- Name address and telephone numbers of two references other than relatives from your home locality
Please remember: If you wish to accept your Federal Perkins Loan, you must print and sign the Master Promissory note and return it to the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Friday August 28th. Federal Perkins loans that are not completed by the deadline will be canceled. Students will be responsible for the remaining balance on their student account.
Other Important Loan Information:
If you have any questions regarding either the completion of Federal Stafford or Perkins Loan program requirements at Wheaton College, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (508) 286-8232 or e-mail us at email@example.com.