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Student Loan Discharge Forms

Student Loan Discharge Forms: How To Choose The Right One

Choosing the Right Student Loan Discharge and Forgiveness Forms

The terms for student loan discharge forms mean nearly the same thing when you believe you don’t owe the full loan amount.

Or, if you’re no longer required to make payments on your loan(s).

Borrower Defense Discharge

The school did something relating to my loan or the education services they provided that violated state law.

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Borrower Defense Information

False Certification – Disqualifying Status Discharge

When the school certified your eligibility, but because of a physical or mental condition, age, criminal record, or other reason you are disqualified from employment in the occupation in which you were being trained. This form may also be used by parent PLUS borrowers.

LOAN DISCHARGE APPLICATION: FALSE CERTIFICATION (DISQUALIFYING STATUS) PDF

False Certification – Unauthorized Signature Discharge

The school signed your name on the application or promissory note without your authorization or the school endorsed your loan check or signed your authorization for electronic funds transfer without your knowledge. NOT if the proceeds of the loan were delivered to you or applied to charges owed by you to the school. This form may also be used by parent PLUS borrowers.

LOAN DISCHARGE APPLICATION: FALSE CERTIFICATION (UNAUTHORIZED SIGNATURE/PAYMENT) PDF

False Certification of Ability to Benefit Discharge

If you didn’t have a high school diploma or GED when you enrolled and don’t think the school properly assessed or certified your ability to benefit from the education you paid for with this loan. This form may also be used by parent PLUS borrowers.

LOAN DISCHARGE APPLICATION: FALSE CERTIFICATION (ABILITY TO BENEFIT) PDF

PSLF: Application for Forgiveness

After you make your 120th qualifying monthly payment for PSLF, you will need to submit the PSLF application to receive loan forgiveness. You must be working for a qualifying employer at the time you submit the application for forgiveness and at the time the remaining balance on your loan is forgiven.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF): APPLICATION FOR FORGIVENESS PDF

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employment Certification Form

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. To benefit from Public Service Loan Forgiveness you should complete and submit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employment Certification Form (ECF). We will use the information you provide on the form to inform you if your employment qualifies and to confirm if you are making qualifying PSLF payments. In order to ensure you’re on track to receive forgiveness, you should continue to submit this form both annually and every time you switch employers.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF): EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION FORM PDF

School Closure Discharge

When your school closes while you’re enrolled and you do not complete your program because of the closure or when your school closes within 120 days after you withdraw.

LOAN DISCHARGE APPLICATION: SCHOOL CLOSURE PDF

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

TEACHER LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION PDF

Total and Permanent Disability – Applicant Representative Designation

APPLICANT REPRESENTATIVE DESIGNATION: TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY PDF

Total and Permanent Disability – Discharge Application

DISCHARGE APPLICATION: TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY PDF

Total and Permanent Disability – Post Discharge Monitoring

POST-DISCHARGE MONITORING: TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY PDF

Unpaid Refund Discharge

When you believe you don’t owe the full loan amount because the school should have returned some of the money it received. This form may also be used by parent PLUS borrowers.

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