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How to Repay or Defer Payments

Repayment

Your repayment period begins the date the loan is fully disbursed. The first payment is due within 60 days.

Your federal loan servicer will provide information about repayment and confirm the date repayment begins. Repayments are made to the federal loan servicer. Borrowers generally have from 10 to 25 years to repay the Parent PLUS Loan.

Please note that Parent PLUS borrowers are only eligible for an income driven repayment plan if their loan debt has been consolidated.

The Student Loans online repay tool will guide you to the repayment option that meets your needs.

Deferment

Deferment lets parents delay loan repayment until after their student is no longer enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). The parent borrower also has the option to also request an additional six month post-enrollment deferment after the student drops below half-time, graduates, or withdraws. Parents must request separate deferments for each loan period through their federal loan servicer.

Upon disbursement, borrowers will receive repayment and deferment information from their loan servicer and may need to provide a copy of their student’s academic verification along with the in-school deferment form.

Filed under:
Penn State Federal School Code

003329

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