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Student Loans

Duquesne's Student Loan Office staff is dedicated to helping students understand and comply with all student loan regulations, pertaining to Federal Loans, such as Perkins, Health Profession, Nursing, etc., as well as Institutional loans, such as Alcoa, Powers, Gaston, etc.   Contact us if you have any questions on these loans concerning:

To apply for a loan, see the Financial Aid office.

Deferments and Default

Deferments: As long as students are enrolled in college (at least 6 credits) they can defer loan payments. If students experience financial problems in repaying loans, they may request economic hardship forbearance. Contact us for deferment forms.

Default of Loan: When a student's loan payment is past due, it goes into default. If you experience financial difficulties, contact ACS and your other lenders to make arrangements in order to avoid default. The consequences of default are serious:

  • ACS will report all delinquent loans -- overdue by more than 120 days -- to the Credit Bureau.
  • Delinquent loans may be turned over to an outside collection agency or attorney.
  • Any additional costs will be the borrower's responsibility.