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If you are a member of the military or a veteran and have had issues with your student loans, please share your story with us so that we can better advocate for your student loan needs. Contact us at consumeradvocacy@asa.org.

Military Ebook

If you’re in the military or a veteran—or if you have a family member who is—use this eBook to learn about special options that can make college more affordable and reduce or eliminate your student loan payments.

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Your military service is eligible employment for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) which will forgive your remaining balance (tax-free) after 120 eligible payments on eligible federal student loans

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Understanding the Post-9/11 GI Bill

As a service member or veteran who served after 9/11, you may be eligible to have some, if not all, of your college education paid for. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also provides funding for other career-specific training as well.

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Total Permanent Disability Discharge

If you suffered a service-connected injury or illness and the VA certifies that you cannot work because of it, you may have your federal student loans discharged from the date of the injury or illness.

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Income-Driven Repayment Application

If you are a service member or veteran having trouble managing your federal student loan payments, you may want to consider an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan which limits your payments to a percentage of your discretionary income based on your family size.

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Military Deferment Request

If you are actively serving and having difficulty making your payments, you may be able to postpone them until after your service is complete.

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