Repayment

It is important to remember that a financial aid loan must eventually be repaid. After graduating or dropping below half-time enrollment, repayment will usually be deferred for 6 months. Choose the plan below that best fits your financial situation.

Standard Repayment Plan
Fixed annual repayment amount paid over fixed period of time not to exceed 10 years.

Graduated Repayment Plan
Payments start at a lower amount and increase generally every 2 years. Payments are made over a fixed period not to exceed 10 years.

Extended Repayment Plan
Fixed annual or graduated repayment amount is to be paid over a period not to exceed 25 years. Must have more than $30,000 in loan debt.

Income-Sensitive Plan
Monthly payment is based on annual income with maximum repayment period of 10 years.

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DEFERMENT

Deferment is a period of time when no payments are required; however your interest will continue to accrue on unsubsidized loans.

To qualify for deferment you must be enrolled in school at least half-time, or prove you are unable to find full-time employment and/or suffer from economic hardship.

FORBEARANCE

Forbearance is a period of time during which payments are temporarily reduced or postponed. During forbearance interest will continue to accrue on both subsidized and unsubsidized loans.

Important: Borrowers must contact their lender to apply for deferment or forbearance.

DEFAULT

Default is the worst-case scenario in financial aid loan repayment. Default occurs when an installment payment is missed, or if the borrower fails to comply with the terms of the promissory note.

Loans will go into default if you become 270 days delinquent (for monthly payments) or 330 days delinquent (on longer term payment plans).

If you default on your student loan, you could be subjected to a host of negative consequences (financial and otherwise). As a result, it’s best to explore all available options to avoid this outcome.

Important: If you are at risk of default, contact your lender immediately to discuss your options.

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