Perkins Entrance Counseling
Portland Community College in Portland, OR
Welcome to Portland Community College's on-line entrance counseling. The U.S. Department of Education and Portland Community College require all Perkins Loan borrowers to complete an entrance counseling session and the loan documents each year you are awarded a Perkins Student Loan.
DO NOT COMPLETE THE PERKINS ENTRANCE COUNSELING UNELSS YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE PERKINS LOAN BY THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE AND ACCEPTED YOUR AWARD ON LINE.
After you have successfully completed the Perkins Entrance Counseling Session, you will be given a confirmation number. Print for your records only. The Student Loan Office will be sent your entrance counseling session electronically the next day. ONLY COMPLETE ONE PERKINS ENTRANCE COUNSELING SESSION.
The required Perkins Loan documents are in PDF format and can be be printed from your financial aid requirements in MYPCC under the aid year awarded. Once the forms are completed and signed, you may return them in person to any financial aid office, or bring them directly to the Student Loan Office, Sylvania Campus or return by mail. Mailing address is PCC/Student Loan Office, PO Box 19000 Portland, OR 97280. Faxed documents are not acceptable.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your Federal Perkins Student Loan, please contact the Perkins Student Loan Office at (971) 722-4439 or by email at email@example.com.
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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!
- 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.