Repaying Your Loans
We understand that repaying your loans can often seem like a daunting task. We are here to help you understand all the options available to you, regardless of the type of loan you borrowed. Understanding how to best repay your loans will save you a lot of time and money. Failure to repay student loans could result in your being in default. Defaulting on a student loan is a serious situation that can have a negative effect on your finances for many years.
You are responsible for notifying your lenders when you graduate, withdraw, or move. Deferments are available for a variety of reasons, such as return to school, active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, unemployment, or disability. Loan forgiveness for some types of teaching are also offered. Each type of loan has different programs available and we encourage you to research all the options available.
If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with our Loan Repayment Specialist, please contact us.
Repaying Federal Direct Loans
Federal Direct Loans include Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Stafford Loans, GRAD PLUS and Parent PLUS Loans. These loans are managed by the federal government and their loan servicers. A helpful resource is provided by Department of Education: Guide to Repaying your Federal Student Loans.
Payments for these loans go to the Direct Loan Servicers. You can find your loan servicer (and lots of information about your federal loans) at www.nslds.ed.gov.
There are many repayment options available to you as a Federal Direct Loan borrower. Your loan servicers will work to help you find the one that best fits your financial situation. The government offers helpful repayment calculators and repayment guides to help you make an informed decision.
Repaying Federal Perkins Loans, Tufts Loans and Health Professions Student Loans
All Federal Perkins Loans, Tufts Loans, and Health Professions Student Loan payments, Primary Care Loan, and Loan for Disavantaged Students are processed by University Accounting Service (UAS). You can make payments by check or electronically.
Please note: all mailed payments should be made payable to “The Trustees of Tufts College” and should include the remittance portion of your UAS billing statement.
Using the University Accounting Service website you can access your billing statements and make online payments on for your Federal Perkins, Tufts, or Health Professions Student Loans and also sign up to receive them through your email. In just a few simple steps, you'll be electronically connected through the secure UAS server.
- Choose “Sign-up for new account.”
- Follow the onscreen instructions.
- Review your bill or make a payment.
If you are unable to make payments on your student loans, you must contact us immediately to determine your eligibility for loan deferment, forbearance, or loan cancellation benefits.
Payments can be mailed to
University Accounting Service, LLC
PO Box 5865
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5865