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9/11 Survivors

Maximum Amount Canceled: 
Up to 100%
Eligibility: 
Perkins, and Federal Perkins loans

Effective September 30, 2006 (and NOT retroactive), loan principal will be canceled for a borrower who is the surviving spouse of an eligible public servant. An eligible public servant is a police officer, firefighter, member of the Armed Forces, or other safety or rescue personnel who died or became permanently and totally disabled as a result of injuries suffered in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York; at the Pentagon in Virginia; at the Shanks, Pennsylvania site; or on board American Airlines flights 11 and 77 and United Airlines flights 93 and 175. This cancellation applies to loans on which amounts were owed on September 11, 2001 and on which amounts are still owed on the day cancellation is requested.