You can request forbearance from the school or loan company that holds your loan through your My AmeriCorps account.
- If you're enrolled in service and don't have a My AmeriCorps account, you can sign up here. (Sometimes, it take a few weeks after you start service before your account is created.)
- You can find the form by clicking on the "forbearance request" link on the left side of the screen.
- When you log on, here's the information you'll need to fill in the forbearance request form: The name of the lending school or institution, city, state, and zip code. If you have more than one lender, fill out the form for each.
- You should receive notification of your forbearance and that you do not need to make payments while you remain in service within a few weeks from your lender(s).