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Loan Deferments

The student status of postdocs at Stanford makes them eligible for loan deferment. Stanford participates in quarterly electronic uploads to the National Student Clearinghouse. These uploads are automatic and require no action on your part. If you experience difficulty with your enrollment being reported correctly to the National Student Clearinghouse, it can be remedied by submitting a loan deferment form.

Instructions for Submitting a Loan Deferment Form:

  1. Download a form directly from your loan agency's website.
  2. Complete your section only and sign the form.
  3. Submit the form to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs either in person or via a HelpSU ticket (the form can be attached to the ticket). Be sure to include the address and fax # of your loan agency. This is usually found on one of the later pages of the form itself.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will complete and sign the institutional section and submit it directly to your loan agency within 2-3 business days. You will be provided a scanned copy of the completed form via secure email for your records.