Federal Perkins Cancellation

Federal Perkins Cancellation

This assessment provides you with an opportunity to review your procedures regarding Federal Perkins cancellation. In addition, file review worksheets are provided in the chart below.

If you identify areas requiring a corrective action, we recommend that you complete an Action Plan.

Additional Links: 2020-2021 FSA Handbook, Volume 6, Campus-Based Programs, Chapter 4

The regulatory citations are referenced in the first column of the assessment. To link to any of the regulatory references, click on the link in the regulatory link column and scroll down to the applicable section.

Perkins Cancellation Regulatory Link(s) Activity
Special Definitions 34 CFR 674.51

34 CFR 674.33

34 CFR 674.34

34 CFR 674.49

34 CFR 674.51

34 CFR 674.52

34 CFR 674.53

34 CFR 674.56

34 CFR 674.57

34 CFR 674.58

34 CFR 674.59

34 CFR 674.60

34 CFR 674.61

34 CFR 674.62

34 CFR 674.63



Cancellation Procedures 34 CFR 674.52

  • Application for Cancellation
  • Part-time Employment
  • Cancellation of a defaulted loan
  • Concurrent deferment period
  • National community service


Teacher Cancellation 34 CFR 674.53

  • Full-time teaching in an elementary or secondary school serving low-income students
  • Full-time teaching in special education
  • Full-time teaching in Fields of expertise
  • Cancellation rates
  • Teaching in a school system
  • Teaching children and adults

Federal Perkins Cancellation Teacher Worksheet

Employment Cancellations 34 CFR 674.56

Federal Perkins Cancellation Nurse/Medical Technician Worksheet

Federal Perkins Cancellation Child or Family Services Worksheet

Federal Perkins Cancellation Early Intervention Worksheet

Federal Perkins Cancellation Public Service Worksheet

Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer Cancellation 34 CFR 674.57

Federal Perkins Cancellation Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer Worksheet

Head Start Cancellation 34 CFR 674.58

Federal Perkins Cancellation Head Start Worksheet

Military Service Cancellation 34 CFR 674.59

Federal Perkins Cancellation Military Service Worksheet

Volunteer Service Cancellation 34 CFR 674.60

Federal Perkins Cancellation Volunteer Service Worksheet

Prior Service cancellation limitations 34 CFR 674.62(a)


Payment Refund 34 CFR 674.62(b)


Reimbursing Amounts Canceled 34 CFR 674.63(b)


Discharges due to school closure 34 CFR 674.33(g)

  • Relief pursuant to discharge
  • Determination of borrower qualification for discharge by the Secretary
  • Borrower Qualification for discharge
  • Fraudulently obtained loans
  • Cooperation by borrower in enforcement actions
  • Transfer to the Secretary of borrower's right of recovery against third parties
  • Discharge procedures


Bankruptcy Discharges 34 CFR 674.49


Death Discharge 34 CFR 674.61(a)


Total and Permanent Disability Discharge 34 CFR 674.61(b), Federal Register November 1, 2000, DCL CB-02-08; DCL-CB-02-18; DCL GEN-06-14; DCL GEN-09-02; DCL GEN-10-15

Nonveteran Total and Permanent Disability Discharge

  • Discharge for service-connected disability (veterans)



Last Modified: 03/25/2021