Wright State University services several different “campus based” loans including:
Federal Campus Based Loans
- Perkins loan
- Nurse Faculty
- Health Professions
- Primary Care
- Loans for Disadvantaged Students
Other Institutional Loans
- Need Based
- Special Academy of Medicine
- Moore Medical
The Student Loan Collection Department is responsible for servicing these and other institutional-based loans where Wright State University is the lender. We can be found within the Office of the Bursar and can be reached at (937) 775-5666. It is important for you to contact us throughout your loan repayment period whenever you:
- Change your name
- Change address
- Change telephone number
You can manage your Wright State campus based loan at heartland.ecsi.net; Wright State's school code is "w58".
Heartland ECSI is the billing service retained by Wright State to perform the billing and bookkeeping functions on our student loans. Heartland ECSI will e-mail regular billing statements to the borrower.
Payments may be made by check and mailed to Heartland ECSI, via ACH payment from your checking or savings account, or debit card .
To make a payment electronically or set up a recurring ACH payments go to heartland.ecsi.net; Wright State's school code is "w58".
General Payment Information
- You may make payments in excess of the amount due without penalty.
- You must contact WSU Student Loan Collections if a payment will be late for any reason.
- You must inform WSU and Heartland ECSI of any changes in your name, address, or phone number.
- You may be eligible to defer, postpone or cancel repayment of your loan. Examine your loan paperwork to determine your eligibility. You will be required to complete a form and submit it in a timely manner.
- Your payment history will be reported to the credit bureau on a monthly basis.
- Your loan must be repaid on a timely basis.
- If you default on your loan, you may: (1) have a hold placed on your student account which will prevent registration and transcript release; (2) be subject to late fees on past due payments; (3) lose your right to defer or cancel the loan; (4) be required to pay collection costs once the account is certified to the Ohio Attorney General; (5) be subject to litigation.
You may be eligible to defer, postpone or cancel repayment of your loan. Examine your loan paperwork to determine your eligibility. You can contact Heartland/ECSI and/or WSU Student Loan Collections for questions on eligibility. If eligible you will have to complete and submit the necessary form. These forms can be found at heartland.ecsi.net in the “downloadable forms” section.
Types of forms:
Deferment - a period of time when payments are not due and interest does not accrue (on most loans).
- Educational – most loan programs offer deferments if you are enrolled in school on at least a half-time basis
- Economic Hardship – the Perkins program offers this deferment if you meet the criteria described on the form
Cancelation – This is mainly a Perkins Loan benefit.
- Teaching – various aspects including low income districts, shortage subjects, special education
- Nursing/Medical Technician
- Law Enforcement
- Head Start
- More information is listed in the “information center” on the Heartland ECSI website
- Permanent and Total Disability (on all loan types)
Forbearance – a period of time when payments are not due but interest accrues
- Granted for shorter periods of time than deferments
- Generally approved for hardship situations
- Interest must be paid current by the end of the forbearance period
You should contact your loan servicer if you:
- Need help making your loan payment
- Change your name, address or telephone number
- Have a question about your bill
- Drop below half-time enrollment
- Transfer to another school
- Stop going to school
- Have questions on deferment, forbearance or loan consolidation
- Have questions on loan forgiveness, cancelation and discharge
- Have questions on how to resolve a dispute
- Need to understand the consequences of default
Who is my loan servicer for federal Direct Loans?
Visit the Federal Student Aid website to view information about all of the federal student loans you have received and to find contact information for the loan servicer or lender for your loans. You will need your Federal Student Aid PIN to access your information.
Please visit studentaid.gov for more Information.
Students who are graduating or otherwise leaving the university are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Loan Collections so they can complete the Loan Exit Interview requirement. The purpose of the Loan Exit Interview is to explain the various loan provision benefits students may have such as grace periods, deferments, hardship forbearance, and cancelation. Interest rates, minimum monthly payments and loan repayment periods are also reviewed for the major loan programs.
Students can complete this requirement online at heartland.ecsi.net. Since the Loan Exit Interview is both an institutional and federal requirement, a hold will be placed on the student's account until the Loan Exit Interview is completed.
For further information about the Loan Exit Interview process, please contact the Office of Student Loan Collections at (937) 775-5666.