Are you considering applying for federal financial aid? If so, you might have heard of the Perkins loan program. Perkins loans are government-backed, low-interest loans that are meant to help students pay for school. They come with a lot of great perks, including the opportunity for loan cancellation (that's exactly what it sounds like it is—imagine taking out a loan for school and not having to pay it back!).
If you want to get a Perkins loan for yourself, you've come to the right place. Read on for easy-to-follow instructions on exactly how to apply for a federal Perkins loan.
Note: As of 2017, the Perkins loan program is no longer being run. But don't worry—we'll still give you a few options for what you can do for aid instead!