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Rehabilitation Training Deferment

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Deferment Qualifications

A borrower may defer repayment if he or she is enrolled in a course of study that is part of a Department of Education–approved rehabilitation training program for disabled students.

To receive this deferment, the borrower must provide the school with proper certification. Documentation to support this certification must be kept in the student's file.

General Requirements

  • A rehabilitation training deferment is granted only to students enrolled in a course of study that is part of a Department of Education–approved rehabilitation training program for disabled students.
  • The borrower must provide the school with the following certification:
    • Certification that the borrower is receiving, or is scheduled to receive, rehabilitation training from the agency
    • Certification that the agency is licensed, approved, certified, or otherwise recognized by a state agency responsible for programs in vocational rehabilitation, drug or alcohol abuse treatment, or mental health services; or by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Certification that the agency provides or will provide the borrower rehabilitation services under a written plan that (1) is individualized to meet the borrower's needs; (2) specifies the date that services will end; and (3) is structured in a way that requires substantial commitment from the borrower
  • Documentation supporting the student's eligibility for this deferment is kept in the student's file.

Download a Request for Deferment form (PDF).