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Perkins Exit Counseling

Walsh University in North Canton, OH


Welcome to Walsh University’s on-line exit counseling for the Perkins Student Loan. The Department of Education and Walsh University require that you complete this session when you cease to be enrolled at least half time at Walsh University. Please note that Perkins Exit counseling is separate from Direct/Stafford Loan Exit Counseling. If you have both Direct Stafford Loans and Perkins Loans, you are required to undergo both counseling sessions. (Exit counseling for Direct Loans is done via the website studentloans.gov.)

ACS, our loan servicer, will move your Perkins Loan from an in-school status into your nine month grace period. During this time, no interest will accrue. During your nine month grace period, ACS will send you notification of your pending repayment status. 

It is imperative that you keep ACS informed of your current address and phone numbers at all times! Remember, your Perkins Student Loan is reported to a national credit bureau. It is our utmost desire to see you maintain a great credit rating! Contact ACS often to verify the status of your Perkins Loan!

If you will be enrolled at least half time at another institution, it is your responsibility to make sure ACS receives your enrollment verification from your new school. Usually the registrar's office at your new school provides this information electronically. However, if the registrar's office does not report electronically, this means you will have to file a paper deferment form each and every term! 

Please contact Walsh University’s Student Service Center at 330/490-7195 or via email at finaid@walsh.edu with any questions or concerns you may have. 

We also suggest utilizing the web site www.nslds.ed.gov to assist you in monitoring your overall student loan debt both now and in the future. 


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Perkins Exit 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.