The Federal Perkins Loan program allowed schools to make loans to students at a relatively low interest rate. These low-interest loans were made on the basis of need but have been discontinued by the U.S. Department of Education. The last disbursements were made on June 30, 2018.

Our research, news, ratings, and assessments are scrutinized using strict editorial integrity. Our editorial staff does not receive direction from advertisers on our website or our Partnerships Team. Our company may receive compensation from partners seen on our website. Here's how we make money.