Notice of Submission for OMB Review: Federal Direct Loan Program General Forbearance Request

Federal Register, Monday, September 24, 2012

Volume 77, Number 185


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SUMMARY: Borrowers who receive loans through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program will use this form to request forbearance on their loans when they are willing but unable to make their currently scheduled monthly payment because of temporary financial hardship.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 24, 2012.

Abstract: Section 428(c)(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA) provides that under certain circumstances, a borrower who receives a loan through the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program is entitled to a forbearance. Section 455(a)(1) of the HEA provides that unless otherwise specified, loans made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program are to have the same terms, conditions, and benefits as loans made under the FFEL Program. A forbearance is an arrangement to postpone or reduce the amount of a borrower's monthly loan payment for a limited and specific time period.


Publication Date: 9/24/2012

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