Federal Perkins Loans


Portland State University stopped awarding Perkins loans in Fall 2017 and has phased out the Federal Perkins Loans Program. Outstanding Perkins loans have been assigned to the Department of Education.

Customer service is provided by ECSI and can be reached at 800-621-3115 or 800-437-6931. You may access your account online at https://heartland.ecsi.net

To process payments, loan status, deferments, forbearace, verification, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc. please call ECSI directly.


If you have a Perkins Loan or Bell Memorial Graduate Loan, or if you received NOYCE or OTRM funds that became a loan and you need an appointment to discuss the matter, please contact: 

Student Financial Services: phone 503.725.3440 option 4.

If you wish to apply for a long term loan, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid

Please review the following Perkins-related forms and information:

Perkins Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • This link contains information concerning billing, repayment, deferment and cancellation of Federal Perkins Loans.

Perkins Cancellations

  • These forms are for canceling all or a portion your Federal Perkins Loan, depending on the type of profession you enter after school.

Perkins Deferments

  • These forms contain information and requirements regarding deferred repayment of Federal Perkins Loans.


Correspondence regarding Federal Perkins Loans should be sent to:

Portland State University 
PO Box 202
Portland, OR 97207-0202


Making payments on Perkins Loans

Please mail payments to:

Portland State University, c/o Heartland ECSI
PO BOX 718 
Wexford, PA 15090

 You can also log into https://heartland.ecsi.net/ to make a payment online. 

 If you do not have your pin number to complete a payment online, you can call 1-888-549-3274. Portland State University's school code is 81.
Card payments are accepted online but not at the university.


For other financial aid information, please contact the Financial Aid Office: 503.725.3461 or 1.800.547.8887.
Visit the Financial Aid website at: https://www.pdx.edu/finaid/contact.

Other useful financial aid information: