The National Student Clearinghouse has learned that a number of Direct Loan recipients, who are currently enrolled, have been contacted by their lenders regarding repayment of their loans. Please instruct your students to request a deferment form from their lender and return the completed form to your school.
The completed deferment form must include the following information:
- Student’s full name
- Student’s Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Student’s signature
- Your school code
- Loan holder or servicer’s address
This is in the form’s lender section, which is typically found on page 2.
Please forward all completed deferment forms to the Clearinghouse and include a cover sheet containing your school’s full name, school code, branch code, and the academic term in question.
Deferments must be mailed. They CANNOT be faxed because most lenders require the original form and signature.
IMPORTANT: If a student has more than one loan holder, he or she must complete a separate deferment form for each lender/servicer.
Please mail your cover sheet and deferment form(s) to the Clearinghouse at:
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Blvd, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
The Clearinghouse will complete the deferment forms we receive from you using the enrollment information provided by your school for the term in question.
If you have any questions, please contact your Clearinghouse regional director or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOVA Financial Aid wants to ensure that you know how to find the status of your student loans and the contact information for your loan servicer(s) in case you have questions about loan repayment.
If you have not already done so, it is important to prepare to repay your student loans. Check with your loan servicer if you aren’t sure how or when to make a payment. You are responsible for staying in touch with your servicer and making your payments, even if you do not receive a bill. Many borrowers choose to have their loan servicers electronically debit loan payments from their banks each month in order to help prevent missing payments and becoming delinquent on student loans.
If you ever have difficulty making a loan payment, you should contact your loan servicer before the payment is late. You might qualify for deferment, forbearance, or a different repayment plan that can temporarily postpone or reduce the amount that you must pay. In order to see what options are available for your situation, you would need to call your loan servicer.
You may look up the contact information for your loan servicer by logging into your “My Federal Student Aid” portal at www.studentaid.gov. Click on the log in button in the upper right corner at www.studentaid. gov and enter your information to log in. If you do not know your 4-digit financial aid PIN, you may click on the “Forgot your PIN” link to request a duplicate PIN. Once you log in, scroll down to view your federal student loan history. Click on each of your loans to view the contact information for your current servicer. Different loans could have different servicers, especially Perkins loans. You should call your loan servicer today if you have any questions about repaying your student loans, including any options that may be available for you.
More information is available at www.studentaid.gov > Repay Loans.
Check out this short video for more information: http://cheapscholar.org/2013/11/26/student-loan-repayment-101-video/