Sallie Mae and other private student loans can’t be forgiven. In fact, there are actually no official student loan forgiveness programs for any private student loan company.
Moreover, can private student loans be deferred?
The short answer: No, you can’t defer private student loans in the traditional sense. But the long answer is much more nuanced. Many private lenders offer some form of assistance if you experience an economic hardship. Some private lenders even provide special programs to help borrowers who are in financial distress.
Secondly, how do I defer my private student loans if I go back to school?
If you’re interested in deferring student loans to go back to school, you’ll need to apply for an in-school deferment. Most likely, you will request the deferment directly through your loan servicer—there is usually a form for you to fill out.
How do I defer my private student loans?
You have to apply to your loan servicer for forbearance or deferment, and you must continue to make payments until you’ve been notified your forbearance or deferment has been granted.
To do this, you’ll need your final payoff amount. Interest accrues daily, so today’s Current Balance won’t include all of the interest or fees through the payoff date. When you’re ready to pay off your student loan in full, call us at 800-472-5543 (800-4-SALLIE), and we’ll give you your final payoff amount.
The Problem With Sallie Mae or Navient Loans
They are private loans. Sallie Mae and Navient offer few to no options for repayment and do not offer any kind of income-based repayment plans. … No student loan is protected by bankruptcy—not private loans, not federal loans, none of them.