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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Active Military Service & Education Loan Deferment

As the borrower of an education loan, you may be eligible to defer (postpone) repayment of that loan for up to 3 years if serving on active duty during:

  • War or other military operation
  • National emergency
  • If performing qualifying National Guard duty under the same circumstances

Note: For PLUS Loans (Parent PLUS / Grad PLUS), only principal is deferred. Interest continues to accrue.

Do I qualify for a loan deferment?