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Graduate Fellowship Deferment

Deferment Qualifications

A borrower may defer repayment if he or she is enrolled and in attendance as a student in a course of study that is part of a graduate fellowship program approved by the Department of Education, including graduate or postgraduate fellowship–supported study (such as a Fulbright grant) outside the United States.

To receive deferment for enrollment in a graduate fellowship program, the borrower must provide certification that he or she is engaged in full-time study in an approved graduate fellowship program (or has been accepted by the program).

General Requirements

  • The school grants a graduate fellowship deferment only to students enrolled in a course of study that is part of a fellowship program approved by the Department of Education, including graduate or postgraduate fellowship–supported study outside the United States.
  • The borrower must provide certification that he or she was engaged in full-time study in a approved graduate fellowship program (or has been accepted by the program).

Download a Request for Deferment form (PDF).