What You’ll Need
Proof of employment in a qualified graduate fellowship program and have a program official certify the anticipated completion date of the program.
Qualified Graduate Fellowship Program
The graduate fellowship program must:
- Provide financial support to students to allow for full-time study for at least 6 months.
- Require a written statement from applicants explaining his/her objectives before awarding financial support.
- Require the fellow to submit a periodic reports, projects, or other evidence of progress.
- Accept any applicable course of study at a foreign school for completion of the program.
How Long Does It Last
You can use this deferment for as long as it takes to complete the graduate fellowship program.
How To Apply
Send the form to your servicer (the company that sends you the bills). If you don’t know who that is, you can go to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) to find out.