Answered By: Tiffany Beverly
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2017     Views: 751

Under certain circumstances, an enrolled borrower is entitled to have the repayment of a loan deferred. During deferment, the borrower is not required to pay the loan principal, and interest on subsidized loans does not accrue. After the in-school deferment, the borrower may be entitled to one grace period of 6 consecutive months. The date that the deferment starts may affect the length of the grace period.

Students who have a valid Social Security number on file at Walden will have their enrollment reported and updated monthly with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). The NSC communicates electronically with the federal and non-federal loan servicers to ensure that students who remain enrolled maintain the in-school deferments for which they are eligible.

If your lender does not participate in the National Student Clearinghouse, you should print a loan deferment request form, which is normally found on your lender’s website.  Complete the request and send it to our Loan Deferment team.  You can fax it to them at 410-843-6416 or e-mail it to them at loandefer@mail.waldenu.edu.

For more information on this topic, please contact The Office of Financial Aid at finaid@mail.waldenu.edu

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