You may qualify if you're serving on active duty during a war or other military operation/national emergency and you're:
- Serving on qualifying National Guard duty.
- A reservist or retired member of the Armed Forces.
- Any other member of the Armed Forces who has been assigned to a duty station at a location other than the location where you are normally assigned.
Not sure if you qualify?
Our interactive eligibility quiz helps you determine if your federal student loans are eligible for a deferment or forbearance and provides the best options for postponing your payments.
How to apply
If you qualify, download and print the applicable deferment request form:
|Step 2:||Have an authorized official complete Section 4 or provide a copy of your military orders.|
Mail or fax your completed application and required documents to: