UC Santa Cruz offers many loans, including UC University Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and William D. Ford Direct Loans. All loans are awarded by the UCSC Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships as a part of a student's financial aid package. If your financial aid package includes a loan, you will need to go on to your Student Portal to view your official award letter from the UCSC Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. You will also find a loan promissory note, information on required loan entrance interviews, and other processing information.
Applications for all loans must be filed at the UCSC Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship. Contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for up to date information on all loan requirements.
All direct loan inquiries must go through the Direct Loans website.
All Perkins loan inquiries must go through the ACS Borrower Services website or by phone 1-866-575-4517.
If you are accepting a Perkins or University Loan from Financial Aid, it will not be part of your Direct Loan package. Perkins and University Loans belong to UCSC and are serviced separatley by ACS/Xerox. You can view your Perkins or University Loan through the ACS Borrower Services website.
If you are in repayment your Perkins, University, and GTSRS loans are handled through the Student Business Services office.
Upon separation from UCSC please visit the ACS Borrower Services website to update your address, make payments, or review your loan status.