Federal Student Loan Forbearance
Forbearance is a way to delay repayment on your federal student loans if you don't qualify for deferment.
Note: Borrower benefit programs may be revoked or suspended during periods of forbearance.
Interest During Forbearance
If you choose to place your loans in forbearance:
- Interest will accrue and may be added to your loan; therefore, forbearing payments for an extended period of time may substantially increase your loan balance.
- We strongly encourage you to make payments that at least cover your accrued interest before your forbearance ends to avoid increases in your loan balance.