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Eligibility criteria

  1. Must show financial need
  2. Must be enrolled in a degree program
  3. Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  4. U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  5. Not in default on another student loan
  6. Previous Perkins Borrower in Award Year 2014-2015 or earlier
  7. Perkins loan recipient for the same Career and Major as their last Perkins disbursement*
  8. Last received Perkins loan from Marquette University

Selection process

The Federal government provides funds, and Marquette selects eligible students and determines each student's loan amount.


The interest rate will be a fixed rate of 5 percent. No interest accrues while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Standard repayment period is 10 years. Repayment begins and interest accrues nine months after the last date of half-time enrollment. Students are billed monthly by Marquette's Student Loan Accounts. Must have exit interview completed prior to leaving Marquette. Under certain circumstances, loan payments may be deferred and portions of the loan may be canceled.

Application process

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Eligible students who have accepted the Perkins Loan on CheckMarq will receive an email informing them that an eMPN is available to sign online.

Renewal process

Award is renewed only if all necessary forms are processed and received prior to March 1, the student continues to meet eligibility requirements and funds are available at time your application is complete.


*Per federal regulations, schools may not make Federal Perkins Loan program to new borrowers after June 30, 2015.



The Office of Student Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students with resources about types of financial aid and student employment.

FAFSA School Code: 003863

Questions or for more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid