Loan Repayment

Loan Repayment Help

As a student loan borrower it is important for you to understand your rights and responsibilities.
Once you are no longer enrolled in at least 6 credit hours you will have a repayment grace period, you may choose to prepay your loan without penalty, choose a repayment plan, be notified by your loan servicer of your repayment date, and to update any changes to your address, and other contact information to your loan servicer.

The information on this page is designed to help you begin the loan repayment process. Additional information may be found at www.studentloans.gov. Here are some links to help guide you to a successful repayment plan.

Repayment plans

The How, When, Whom about loan payments

Consolidating Loans

Loan Forgiveness

If you work full-time in a public service job, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Other opportunities for possible loan forgiveness

Failing to repay your student loan will result in default. This can bring severe consequences to the borrower including the following:

  • The Internal Revenue Service can take your federal and state tax refunds.
  • The government can garnish your wages.
  • You lose eligibility for additional federal student aid.
  • It will take years to reestablish your credit and recover from default.
  • National credit bureaus will be notified of your default making it difficult to purchase a car, home or often to rent an apartment.

Review the information below for information on how to stay out of default by choosing the repayment plan that works for you.

Avoiding Default

Getting out of Default

Resolving Disputes

Loan Deferment and Forbearance

Resources for Federal Student Aid