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Losing your job, getting sick, or having financial trouble can make repaying your student loans even harder. Click below to learn if temporarily suspending payments using deferment or forbearance is a good option for you.
If you began borrowing loans prior to 1993, the process for deferment is different, but deferments are available during:
To apply, you will need to provide documentation of your status to your student loan servicer (the company that sends you the bills) with certification from an authorized official. Contact them directly to find out exactly what documentation applies to your specific situation.