Perkins (formerly known as the National Direct (Defense), Nursing Student Loans (NSL), Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL), and Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS) Schell Loan Department

Kent State University, Bursar's Office
Room 131 Schwartz Center, Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-2626 #2 FAX: 330-672-2606
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Collections Department is responsible for the Perkins (formerly known as the National Direct (Defense), Nursing Student Loans (NSL), Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL), and the Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS). The Perkins Student Loan Department (formerly known as the National Direct (Defense) Student Loans program) is responsible for Perkins Loan Counseling, providing information regarding the terms and conditions of your loan, and collecting on past due debts. Questions concerning consolidation, direct deposit, and general maintenance of your Federal Perkins, Nursing, and Schell student loans should be directed to a Student Loan Specialist by calling 330-672-2626 Option 2. Our outstanding staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of student loan repayment and are here to help guide you through your repayment process. If you have any questions about your loan, or if you are having problems making a payment, please contact a Student Loan Specialist. We are here to serve you.

Click below to find out more information about loans and repayment.

Perkins, Nursing and Schell Loans

Perkins Loans

Health Profession Student Loan (HPSL)

Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS)

Nursing Loans

Schell Loans


General Information

Loan Terms

Good Credit

Collection of Defaulted Student Loans

Credit Bureaus Contracted by Kent State University

Deferment of Repayment

Financial Deferments


Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

Important Definitions


Are You Eligible For Deferment?

Are You Eligible For Deferment/Cancellation Benefit?

Department of Education Ombudsman

Exit Interviews

Loan Consolidation