All student loans have different terms and conditions; most student loans will allow payments toward the loan to be deferred while you are in school if you meet the eligibility requirements. Ensure that you are familiar with the details of your loan and use the information below as it pertains to your specific loan.
If you have a Direct, Stafford, Perkins, or PLUS loan, the repayment of your loans may be deferred. If you are enrolled at an eligible institution (such as Westminster) at least part-time in enrollment status with the purpose of gaining a degree or certificate, you are eligible. Please refer to this article to determine your current enrollment status.
If you are enrolled at least part-time, please complete and submit a Loan Deferment Form. A completed form can be emailed to email@example.com. We will certify your enrollment and submit the form to your loan servicer, where your enrollment status will be verified every two months, allowing your loans to remain deferred while you are in school.
*Please note that for PLUS Loans, a PLUS Loan Deferment Form will need to be submitted in place of the regular deferment form.
*Please note that for Perkins Loans, a deferment form will need to be submitted each semester.
If you are unsure of who is servicing your loan, you may access this information by visiting the National Student Loan Database Systems (NSLDS) website using your FAFSA login information to gain access. You can also find other information on this site about your loan including your loan history, loan status, and outstanding balance(s).
Many private lenders allow a loan to qualify for deferment. As each private lender can set their own respective requirements, you will need to check with your lender regarding the criteria and appropriate forms to submit.
If you have questions regarding your student loans, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.