PLUS loans enter repayment once your loan is fully disbursed (paid out). If you have received a PLUS loan as a graduate or professional student, the loans go into automatic deferment. This deferment means you won’t have to pay while you’re in school and are enrolled at least half-time. The deferment continues for an additional six months after you leave school or drop below half-time enrollment status.
If you’re a parent PLUS loan borrower, you can ask for a deferment. This deferment means you won’t have to pay on the loan while your child is enrolled at least half-time and for an additional six months after your child leaves school or drops below half-time status.
If you’ve started repaying your loans and then go back to school on at least a half-time basis, Herzing will send an automatic deferment to your lender for federal loans.
If you have loans from a private source, outside of federal loans, please refer to your individual loan agreement with your lender.
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