Perkins Loans

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The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides low-interest loans to help students of financial need pay the expenses of post secondary education. Institutional financial aid administrators at participating institutions have substantial flexibility in determining the amount of Perkins Loans to award to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment. Borrowers who undertake certain public, military, or teaching service employment are eligible to have all or part of their loans canceled. Financial need is determined by the U.S. Department of Education, using a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported by the student on the FAFSA. For an entire listing of the Perkins Loan regulations please visit Chapter VI - Office Of Post secondary Education, Department Of Education.

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General Information:

Colorado Mesa University's Perkins Loan Service Provider is ECSI - Education Computer Systems, Inc. ECSI will manage your Perkins Loans for the life of the loan, beginning when the Master Promissory Note is signed. If you receive a Perkins Loan award, you will need to complete a Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and Exit Interview in order to maintain compliance with the loan requirements and receive the funds from the University.

Heartland Campus Solutions (ECSI)
181 Montour Run Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone: (888) 549 - 3274
Fax: (866) 291 - 5384


Financial Aid Office

To request a Perkins loan please contact the Financial Aid department at (970)-248-1396.

  • Go to
  • You will be redirected to Heartland
  • lick "Borrower/Student Login" - upper right hand corner
  • Click "Log in"
  • Enter School Code: PG
  • Enter Login Information

If you do know your Login Information:

  • Enter School Code "9C"
  • Enter Account Number (SSN)
  • Enter Pin/Password
If you do not know your Login information:
  • Click "Login" 
  • Enter School Code "9C"
  • Click "Need help logging in?"
  • A new screen will appear asking for information to retrieve your login information. Enter requested information and click "Submit"
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Last 4 of SSN
    • Birthdate
    • Zip Code
  • Your Login information will appear. Print or write down for your records.
  • Click on "Login Page"
  • Enter Account Login Information and click "Login"

Complete your PERKINS Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling

Allow 7 days for processing before completing the Entrance Counseling portion.
  • Once logged in, choose "eSign a Promissory Note" located on the far right of the screen.
  • Under Participating Institutions, select "Colorado Mesa University"
  • You will be required to provide your SSN and FAFSA pin.
  • Click on "Get Started"

Complete your PERKINS Exit Interview

Exit Counseling must be completed 45 days prior to the end of the last semester attended.

  • Once logged in, Select "My Account" Menu
  • Select "Account Tools"
  • Select "Exit Interview"
  • Scroll down, and select "Exit"