Frequently Asked Questions
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University Accounting Service (UAS) is a student loan billing service provider. We are hired by colleges, universities, and financial institutions across the country to assist with administering and billing of federal and private student loans including:
- NDSL/Federal Perkins
- Nursing Student Loans (NSL)
- Health Profession Student Loans (HPSL)
- Primary Care Loans (PCL)
- Loans to Disadvantaged Students (LDS)
- Nurse Faculty Loans (NFLP)
- State-mandated loan program
- Private and institutional loan programs
We are here to help you understand the terms under which you took your loan(s) and provide solutions for making payments and preventing default.
No. UAS is a student loan servicer and does not own your loan.
UAS does not offer loan consolidations and cannot consolidate your loans because UAS is not a lending institution. Please continue reading for more information on loan consolidation.
Loan consolidation is offered by the Department of Education (federal loans only) and by private financial institutions. Consolidation may be an option if you have one or multiple loans with one or multiple lenders, including federal or private student loan types. Consolidation can offer certain advantages, such as a single loan or a reduced number of totals loans. It can be used as an opportunity to refinance your student loan debt load to reduce monthly payment amounts and/or potentially reduce your interest rate(s). As everyone’s financial situation is different, consumers need to explore companies that offer consolidation services and discover through those companies what circumstances will qualify loans for consolidation.
When considering the option to consolidate a Federal Perkins Loan, be aware that doing so will eliminate the current available benefits associated with a Perkins Loan, such as the fixed 5% interest rate, interest free periods during deferment, and the ability to qualify for cancellation, deferment or forbearance benefit programs. Also, an extended repayment period due to a reduced payment amount means more interest may be paid over the life of the loan.
For information about federal student loan consolidation, go to: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/consolidation.
Federal loans are reported to a credit bureau per the loan program regulations. If you make payments and/or file for benefits on time, your credit report will reflect the on-time activities. Late payments and benefit forms will also report to the credit bureaus. If you believe there is something inaccurate on your credit bureau report in relation to an account that is serviced by UAS, please contact our office immediately at (844) 870-8701 to inform us of the potential error.
Depending on the type(s) of loan(s) you have, the first payment may be due while you are enrolled (in school), at the end of your enrollment, or after a grace period. The due date of your first payment is determined by your promissory note. Please contact us for specific information about your account(s).
UAS offers the following payment methods:
Online by creating one of the following:
- A one-time electronic (ACH) payment from a bank account, or
- Recurring electronic (ACH) payments from a bank account
By Check: If you would like to send a check, make the check payable to the lending school or the financial institution and mail it to the following address:
University Accounting Service
PO Box 5879
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5879
Be sure to include your account number on your check and include the remittance section from your billing statement.
By Phone: You also may call UAS at (844) 870-8701 to make a payment by phone.
Contact us immediately if you will be unable to make your loan payment(s) by the due date. You may send an email to us through this site. Or, call us at (844) 870-8701.
Depending on the type of loan you have, you may be eligible for a benefit such as deferment, forbearance or cancellation.
It’s possible the letter or billing statement was sent before the payment was received. To verify the account status and confirm receipt of the payment, you may:
- Create a login and view information about your account.
- Call our Interactive Voice Response system at (844) 870-8701, available 24/7.
- Call us at (844) 870-8701 to speak to a Representative. Our hours are Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm (Central).
If you move, be sure to update your address with us as well as with the Post Office. You can log into your account (or create a login) on this site and notify us of the change. You also may call us at (844) 870-8701.
It is your responsibility to make loan payments, even if you don’t receive a statement. You can log into your account (or create a login) on this site to view billing statements and account information.
The consolidation process may take some time. Your consolidation lender must process your application, verify the loans being consolidated, and send payments to the original lenders. Or, your loan may not have been included in the consolidation loan. Not all student loans are eligible for consolidation. If you have questions about the progress of your consolidation, please contact your consolidation lender.
Interest may capitalize (i.e. be added to the principal balance of your loan) at designated times specified in your loan agreement.
For example, interest may capitalize after a period of forbearance during which interest is accruing but payments are not required.
Yes. When a consumer submits payment(s) for multiple accounts, all of which are serviced by UAS, the consumer may decide to have certain portions of the payment applied to specific loans. To allocate payment(s), you may make a payment on this site and use the "Pay Toward Loan" column to designate the specific portion of the payment that you would like applied to each account. Or, you may call us at (844) 870-8701 for allocation requests or questions.
Many loan programs allow for deferment or forbearance while you attend school at least half time. If your loan type permits this type of benefit, you may need to apply for the benefit by completing a benefit request form. Go to the Downloadable Forms section of this site. Or you can request a benefit form by calling UAS at (844) 870-8701 or by mailing a written request to University Accounting Service LLC, PO Box 918, Brookfield, WI 53008.
See the Downloadable Forms to help determine your eligibility for benefits.
Seriously delinquent Federal Perkins Loans may be rehabilitated. After nine consecutive monthly payments your account will be considered current and be reported to the credit bureaus and to the National Student Loan Database (NSLDS) as such. Your lending institution will determine the monthly payment amount for the applicable benefit. You may regain eligibility for Title IV financial aid by making six consecutive on-time monthly payments.
UAS personnel CANNOT provide specific account information to anyone, including the consumer’s family – e.g. spouse, parent, or grandparent – unless the consumer signs a release indicating to whom UAS can provide information.
To find a release or authorization form, look in the Downloadable Forms section of this site. Note that authorization must be granted to each loan individually.