Deferments and Forbearances
Serving on Active Duty
You may qualify to postpone your payments during a period of active duty service if you are:
- Serving on qualifying National Guard duty,
- Serving as a reservist or retired member of the Armed Forces,
- Serving as 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, or
- Serving as a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or officer of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, depending on the dates your loans were disbursed.
Determine if your federal student loans are eligible for a deferment or forbearance.