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Perkins Entrance Counseling

Trinity International University - College in Deerfield, IL

This Federal Perkins Loan entrance counseling is only for Trinity College.  If you are a student in Trinity Evangelical Divinity School or Trinity Graduate School, please go back and select 'Trinity Evangelical Divinity/Graduate School - Deerfield, IL' as your school.

Welcome to the Trinity International University online entrance counseling for the Federal Perkins Loan. If this is your first Federal Perkins Loan as a Trinity student, federal regulations require the completion of this counseling session before you receive the first loan disbursement.

The counseling session will go into greater detail regarding all of your general rights and responsibilities for the Federal Perkins Loan. However, the information directly below is specific to Trinity and should also be noted.

  1. If you have questions regarding the Federal Perkins Loan application process, awarded loan amounts or eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 1-800-435-8805 or

  2. Trinity College and REACH undergraduate students are reported as half-time when enrolled in at least 6.0 credit hours. This is important because your Federal Perkins Loan will not enter repayment as long as you maintain at least half-time enrollment. You are not required to be enrolled during the summer session, half-time status is only required for the fall and spring sessions.

  3. Trinity is the lender for this Federal Perkins Loan.

  4. Trinity has contracted with ACS Education Services for billing and repayment of our Federal Perkins Loans. We are required to provide you with their contact information as part of this counseling.

      • Website:
      • Mail correspondence: ACS Education Services, Campus Products, PO Box 7060, Utica, NY 13504-7060
      • Mail Payments with coupon book: US Bank, PO Box 3295. Milwaukee, WI 53201-3295



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Perkins Entrance Counseling Session Instructions

Before You Start

  • Ensure you meet the browser and system requirements:
    • You must use at least Internet Explorer 7.0 or the newest version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Get a browser now.
    • You can use any Internet service provider (ISP) to connect to the Internet; however, you should access this counseling session using one of the browsers above after you've connected. Do NOT use the ISP's browser, such as AOL or MSN--you won't be able to complete the student form at the end of the session!
    • You must enable JavaScript in your browser.
    • If you encounter that the question numbers are not displaying correctly when you answer a question incorrectly, ensure that Java is enabled on your browser and try another browser (such as Firefox or Chrome), if the issue persists.

  • PARENTS: Please don't complete the counseling session on behalf of your son or daughter, as this federal requirement helps the student understand the rights and responsibilities of borrowing a student loan.

  • You will need about 25 minutes to complete this counseling session.

  • You will need the following information:
    • Your Social Security number
    • Your driver's license number
    • Name, address, telephone number, and employer for your parent, if applicable
    • Name, address, telephone number, and employer for your spouse, if applicable
    • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and employers for two references residing at different addresses

  • You might need the name, address, telephone number, and employer for your next of kin.
  • NOTE: Providing names and information for your spouse, parent, next of kin, and references does not obligate them to assist with repayment of your loan. Regulations require you provide this data so your loan holder can locate you, if, in the future, they have an invalid address or phone number.

The student loan calculator in this session will help you calculate your estimated monthly payment. If you aren't sure how much you'll borrow, you can ask your school for the average student loan indebtedness of borrowers at the school or in your program of study at the school.

What to Do

  • Read the content and answer the questions.
  • Fill out the student information form. Use the comment box for any comments or questions you have for your school.
  • Print the confirmation page that appears after you fill out the student information form or note your confirmation number for your records.

NOTE: Generally, the Back and Forward buttons on your browser will not work once you begin the counseling session.  Use the buttons within the counseling to navigate.

NOTICE: The information you provide for loan counseling may be disclosed to third parties, such as your lender, lender servicer, school servicer, subsequent loan holder, or guarantor, as authorized under routine uses in the appropriate system of records and as may be authorized or required by federal regulations.