The oldest of the student aid programs, Perkins Loans derived from the loan program originally authorized under the National Defense Education Act. Reauthorized as the National Direct Student Loan Program (NDSL), and subsequently renamed in honor of Rep. Carl Perkins, this program was designed to provide low-interest long-term educational loans to needy students. Priority for this campus-based program was given to students with exceptional need, as defined by the school.
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Source: Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations
Source: Sallie Mae Education Institute
Source: Congressional Research Service
See also top list entry for Cash Management
See also top list entry for Third Party Servicers
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Employment as law enforcement or corrections officer (concurrent with service qualifying for cancellation)
Employment as provider of early intervention services (concurrent with service qualifying for cancellation)
Employment in early childhood education (Head Start, pre-kindergarten, child care) (concurrent with service qualifying for cancellation)
Enrollment as at least half-time: regular student (in-school deferment), graduate fellowship, or rehabilitation training
See top list entry for Cash Management, subtopic Transferring allocations among the campus-based programs