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Student Loan Options

The following is a directory for general information about student loans. If you have specific questions, please contact the Student Loan Office directly at loans@case.edu or 216.368.4300.

The Financial Aid Office handles the loan application and awards of student loans.  The Student Loan Office administers the terms and collects payments for the following loans:

  • Loans for Disadvantaged Students
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Health Professions Loan
  • Nursing Graduate Loan
  • Primary Care Loan
  • Nurse Faculty Loans
  • Case Western Reserve University Loan

Student Loan Deferment General Information
In order to receive a deferment of repayment, the borrower must request the deferment on the proper deferment request form, immediately upon entry into eligible service or student status, along with any documentation required by Case Western Reserve University to prove that the borrower qualifies. This documentation can be submitted directly to Case Western Reserve University. The student may lose deferment benefits if he/she fails to file the request on time. Request deferment for loans administered through Case Western Reserve University at Heartland Campus Solutions/ECSI.

Loan for Disadvantaged Students
Interest rate:5%
Minimum repayment amount: $40
Please refer to your promissory note for additional loan terms. 

Federal Perkins Loan
Interest rate:5%
Minimum repayment amount: $40
Please refer to your promissory note for additional loan terms. 

Health Professions Loan
Interest rate:5%
Minimum repayment amount: $40
Please refer to your promissory note for additional loan terms. 

Nursing Graduate Loan
Interest rate:5%
Minimum repayment amount: $40
Please refer to your promissory note for additional loan terms. 

Primary Care Loan
Interest rate:5%
Minimum repayment amount: $40
Please refer to your promissory note for additional loan terms. 

Nurse Faculty Loan
Please refer to your promissory note for loan terms.

Case Western Reserve University Loan
Interest rate:5% (effective July 1, 2017)
Minimum repayment amount: $25
Please refer to your promissory note for additional loan terms. 

How to Make Student Loan Payments

The university partners with Heartland ECSI to administer and manage the student loans. New services are now being offered to help manage your student loans. New features include online access to verify when your payments have been received, update address and phone information, verify account balances, obtain loan payoff amounts, sign-up for electronic billing, and making your payments. Other features include payment options such as Electronic Funds transfer (EFT/ACH), payment date choice (only if using EFT), and credit card payments for all borrowers (additional fee applies to all credit card payments). If making loan payments, please send to:

Case Western Reserve University
c/o Educational Computer Systems, Inc.
181 Montour Run Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108-9408

Log into pay your loan at the Heartland ECSI Student Loan System.

Login information is provided in monthly bills. For questions, login help, or loan assistance, please call 1.888.549.3274.

Please note: The borrower must without exception, report any of the following:

If he or she (his/her):    

  • withdraws from school
  • transfers to another school
  • drops below half-time status
  • changes his/her name
  • changes his/her address or parents' address

Any of these instances must be reported to loans@case.edu, 216.368.4300 or address mail to:

Case Western Reserve University
Student Loan Office, Yost Hall Room 139
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7041