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(Campus-Based) Subject: Perkins Loan Assignment System - System Availability and User Access Process (Updated February 19, 2016)

Posted Date:September 21, 2015

Author: Sue O'Flaherty, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Perkins Loan Assignment System - System Availability and User Access Process (Updated February 19, 2016)

Note: On February 19, 2016, we updated this announcement to replace the “Perkins Loan Assignment System User Access Process” attachment. The new attachment includes updated mailing address information for returning PLAS User Access forms.

In an April 22, 2015 Electronic Announcement, we provided information about a new system that would provide functionality for schools to electronically submit Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) assignment information to the Department of Education (the Department). We are pleased to announce that the Perkins Loan Assignment System (PLAS) is now available at https://efpls.com.

With PLAS, users can complete a Web-based Perkins Loan Assignment Form and upload supporting documentation as file attachments. Authenticated users can:

  • Submit multiple loans as a “batch file” or submit individual loans

  • Securely upload supporting documentation

  • Search, view, and edit submitted loan assignment information

  • View reports of Perkins Loans that have been accepted or rejected for assignment

Important Reminders

If a school chooses to use PLAS for assignment processing, users must request access to the system. In the attachment below, we provide an overview of the user access process. The PLAS User Access Form and instructions for completing it are available on the Web site at https://efpls.com.

A PLAS User Guide is also available on the Web site at https://efpls.com. The PLAS User Guide provides detailed instructions for using PLAS, including entering loan assignment data via data entry or a batch file, uploading supporting documentation electronically, and accessing reports.

Promissory notes may be uploaded electronically; however, all hard-copy original or certified-copy promissory notes are still required to be mailed in as well. For further information and more detailed information about Perkins Loan assignments, schools can refer to the Perkins Loan Assignment Procedures posted on the Campus-Based Processing Information page on the IFAP Web site.

Contact Information

For questions about PLAS or the electronic assignment process, contact the ECSI Perkins Loan Servicer at 844/301-2620. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M (ET).

For questions about Campus-Based processing, contact the Campus-Based Call Center at 877/801-7168. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. (ET). You may also e-mail CBFOB@ed.gov.

Last Modified: 09/20/2015