Qualifying for In School Deferment
To qualify for an in school deferment you submit a form to your lender. You must be enrolled in an eligible institution most college students and graduate students meet this requirement. If youre not sure if your school qualifies, ask the financial aid office. You can also visit the Department of Educations website and search for a list of schools eligible to receive Federal funds. There are many inside and outside of the United States.
Ask your schools financial aid office whether or not you qualify as half time or more.
Your lender may request any additional documentation that they feel is necessary, so be prepared to back up any claims youre making.
Length of Deferment
Your deferment will last as long as you meet the requirements. Once you fall below half time enrollment (or reach your expected graduation date) your deferment should end.
Applying for Deferment
To apply for an in school deferment, ask your lender for a form. Somebody at your school will need to complete a section of the form or attach documentation to prove that you qualify.