Postdoctoral Scholars

Student Loan Deferment Requests

Although the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) can process loan deferment forms and submit them to the loan guaranteeing agency for review, it is the agency who is responsible for determining if the postdoctoral appointment meets its deferral criteria. The postdoctoral scholar should print the forms from the loan agency's website, complete, sign, and submit them to the OPA for review of postdoctoral status. Please include an addressed stamped envelope made out to the loan agency. The OPA will mail the form directly to the agency. Since these documents contain Social Security information, they will not be emailed or faxed. If the postdoctoral scholar wishes to receive a copy, they will need to include a self addressed, stamped envelope or provide the campus mail code of where to send the copy.