Promissory Note

The UW-Madison Bursar’s Student Loan Office creates the promissory notes for the Federal Health Profession Loan-Pharmacy, Primary Care Loan, Federal Nursing Loan, Nurse Faculty Loan, and UW-Madison Institutional Loans. These loans require a promissory note and documentation to be signed each academic year before their aid can be received.

Educational loans are financial obligations that must be repaid. It is the borrower’s responsibility to understand and meet the terms and conditions of the loan agreement.

How to Electronically Sign a Promissory Note

Students that are awarded and accept a student loan serviced by UW-Madison will receive an email from ECSI’s email address with instructions on how to electronically sign their promissory note.

You can electronically sign your promissory note online at ECSI. Sign in to an existing profile or register if you need to create a new profile.

From the home (“Your School Accounts”) screen:

  1. Select “Student Loans & Receivables” located under the school name.
  2. Select the “Documents” tab.
  3. Select “Review and Sign” under the Promissory Note section.

Loan proceeds are applied directly to the student account balance.

Promissory Notes for Short Term Loans

When a short term loan is authorized by the Office of Student Financial Aid or a UW-Madison campus department, the Bursar’s Student Loan Office prepares a promissory note.

The promissory note is sent electronically to the student’s email address to sign and return.  The Short Term Loan will be disbursed via eRefund.


Call Bursar's Office Student Loans

Phone: (608) 262-1791

Fax Bursar's Office Student Loans

Fax: (608) 265-3201

Bursar's Student Loan Office Hours

Monday – Friday
Virtual Services available 8 AM – 4 PM

Bursar's Office Mailing Address

333 East Campus Mall #10501
Madison, WI 53715-1383