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Public Service Deferment

Borrowers must have at least one outstanding loan made before July 1, 1993.

A Public Service Deferment can be used for:

  • Deferment for borrowers with at least one Stafford or Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS) loan made before July 1, 1993, who are on full-time active duty in the Armed Forces or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or who are Commissioned Officers in the Public Health Service.
  • Deferment for volunteers in the Peace Corps, ACTION program or tax-exempt organization with at least one outstanding Stafford or SLS loan made before July 1, 1993.
  • Deferment for borrowers with at least one outstanding PLUS loan made before Aug. 15, 1983, who are on full-time active duty in the Armed Forces or are Commissioned Officers in the Public Health Service.
  • Deferment for volunteers in the Peace Corps, ACTION program or tax-exempt organization with at least one outstanding PLUS loan made before Aug. 15, 1983.

Download the Public Service Deferment Form (PDF).

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