UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Perkins Process

First-time Perkins Loan Borrower Instructions
If you are borrowing the Perkins Loan for the first time at UW-River Falls, you are required to complete the Federal Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) before the loan will disburse to the students eSIS account.

Step 1: Accept Federal Perkins Loan

  1. From your eSIS home page (your Student Center), click on View Financial Aid.
  2. Choose the correct aid year.
  3. Click on Accept/Decline Awards. Click on the "Accept" box next to the loan if you want the full amount. To decrease the amount, click on the "Accept" box and enter your desired lesser amount.
  4. Click Submit when finished.

Step 2: Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN)

This step will not be available online until 36 hours after you accept the Perkins Loan in your eSIS account.The Perkins MPN and Entrance Counseling will become available in July. Please read below and follow the link. 

The goal of this required online tutorial is to make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities of borrowing a Perkins loan.

As you are completing the Entrance Counseling and MPN, you will need the following:

  • Social Security Number
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Address and phone number
  • Information about 3 personal references (name, address, e-mail and phone number)

Prior to clicking on the ECSI link please carefully read these instructions:

  1. Click on the www.ecsi.net/promi1link link.
  2. Read through the information provided and click on "Begin the electronic signature process." Click on Validation Processdocument for tutorial help.
  3. Enter your Social Security Number, First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth.
  4. Click on "Authenticate Me."
  5. Complete the Entrance Loan Counseling when prompted.
  6. Carefully read your Rights and Responsibilities.
  7. Supply reference information.
  8. Review and sign the Marital Property Act.
  9. Read the entire Master Promissory Note (MPN).
  10. Electronically sign your MPN by checking the box and typing your full legal name.
  11. Retrieve and print your MPN for your records.


 

Previous Perkins Loan Borrower Instructions 
If you have previously borrowed a Perkins Loan from UW-River Falls and are offered a Perkins Loan, you may accept the loan in your eSIS.

Step 1: Accept Federal Perkins Loan

  • From your eSIS home page (your Student Center), click on View Financial Aid.
  • Choose the correct aid year.
  • Click on Accept/Decline Awards. Click on the "Accept" box next to the loan if you want the full amount. To decrease the amount, click on the "Accept" box and enter your desired lesser amount.
  • Click Submit when finished.

 

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
finaid@uwrf.edu
P: 715-425-3141
F: 715-425-0708
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
315 North Hall