Organizing Your Loans

Find and manage your educational loans.  Federal and UCSF campus student loans can be found by logging onto the various websites listed below. For private loan information, contact your servicer or review your credit report (www.annualcreditreport.com).

1)  UCSF Institutional Loans
     (Perkins, University Loan, LDS, HPSL, NSL, PCL)

Servicer: ACS: CPS Division  & UCSF Student Accounting
ACS/CPS Borrower Phone: (800) 826-4470
Web: www.acs-education.com
UCSF Student Accounting Phone:
controller.ucsf.edu/students/contact.asp

2)  Federal Loans (Direct, Stafford, Consolidated, & Grad PLUS)
 

Servicer: log onto www.nslds.ed.gov; click on the numbers for each loan to find contact info
Web: log onto servicer's website to find (& monitor) your loans.  The website below contains a list of current Direct Loan servicers:

Web: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/servicers  

 

Register online with all servicer' websites; update contact info
  •  Loan balances, accrued interest, interest rates, grace period
  •  When does accrued interest capitalize?
  •  When does repayment begin? What repayment plans are available?
Deferment options for campus and federal loans
If entering repayment and if possible, pay off accrued interest before it capitalizes (initially prior to entering repayment)
 
Research your repayment options
For Dental Students pursuing Dental Postgraduate and/or Dental Residency: 
  • Contact your Dental Program Director to determine your enrollment status
  • Generally, if you pay fees or someone pays them for you = in-school deferment status
  • If considered a student, send in-school deferment forms to ALL servicers (including UCSF campus loan servicers - ACS (www.acs-education.com) or contact your Student Accounting representative
Should I consolidate?
  •  Click on the link above to complete AAMC's Consolidation quiz to learn more.
  • Can be used to make Perkins and HPSL and LDS loans eligible for income-driven repayment and some forgiveness programs.
  •  After consolidating - repayment begins
  •  Lose flexibility to strategically pay more expensive loans more quickly
Consider ALL sources of debt (consumer & educational) when considering strategic plan
  • Credit card @17%; student loans should be a priority over 6.8%; private loans (variable rates)
  • Develop a budget incorporating loan payments