Student Loan Deferments

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Most enrolled students at Mason will automatically have paperless electronic deferments processed by their loan holders, if they are enrolled at least half-time. However, it is possible that the loan holder or servicer could send you a deferment form. You should send the deferment form to the registrar’s office (by email to verify@gmu.edu or fax to 703.993.2467), where it will be forwarded to the National Student Clearinghouse for processing. You can login to Patriot Web and select Student Records and then Order Enrollment Verification for an option to check the deferment forms and electronic notifications that have been sent to your loan holders.

If you are still in school and receive a repayment letter, you should contact the loan holder or servicer to verify that the deferment has been processed. You can access the National Student Clearinghouse LoanLocator service through Patriot Web (select Student Records and then Order Enrollment Verification) to find out who your lenders are and how to contact them. If the deferment has not been processed, contact the Clearinghouse to request assistance.

Active Duty Military Deferments

If you are on active military duty, including reservists, you may not be required to make student loan payments while you are deployed.

If you have an outstanding student loan and are, or soon will be, on active military duty, you should contact your lender to inform them about your active duty status and find out what options are available to you while you are on active military duty. If you have taken out loans, even if they are not yet in repayment, you must take action. Otherwise your loans will automatically move to repayment while you are away. Your personal copy of your student loan records is the best place to identify all your lenders and their contact information.

You can access the National Student Clearinghouse LoanLocator service through Patriot Web (select Student Records and then Order Enrollment Verification) to find out who your lenders are and how to contact them. Provide your lender with a copy of your military orders.

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