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 instructions here. 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 some of your loan(s) using the instructions here or by emailing us at 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 loans. If you wish to decline your Federal Perkins loan please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Students who are borrowing a federal Perkins loan for the first time will need to complete the federal Perkins loan entrance counseling process. Instructions to complete this process are being finalized and will be posted here. First time Perkins loan borrowers will be notified when it is time to complete their entrance counseling requirements. Wheaton's Federal Perkins loan servicer is Campus Partners.
Remember, if you receive both a Federal Stafford and Federal Perkins loan for the first time, you must complete both loan application processes for each loan.
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.