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Perkins Cancellation and Discharge

You may be Eligible for Cancellation or Discharge of your Perkins Loan

A borrower may have all or part of his or her loan (including interest) canceled for engaging in certain qualifying public service or military service. The amount of your loan that would be cancelled if you qualified depends on different factors for example the length of service. A discharge means you do not have to pay your loan principal or interest. You may read more on the eligibility criteria in the Perkins Repayment Plans, Forbearance, Deferment, Cancellation, and Discharge [PDF] (a chapter in the Federal Student Aid Handbook).

Select one of the qualifying categories below to apply for cancellation or discharge of your Perkins Loan. Please contact us if you have questions about eligibility.

Cancellation Circumstances

Category Type
Child or Family Services Cancellation
Early Childhood Education (Head Start) Cancellation
Early Intervention Services Cancellation
Elementary and Secondary Teaching Cancellation
Firefighter Cancellation
Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer Cancellation
Librarian Cancellation
Military Service Cancellation
Nurse or Medical Technician Cancellation
Pre-Cancellation Services Cancellation, Deferment
Pre-K Service Provider Cancellation
Public Defender Cancellation
Speech Pathologist Cancellation
Tribal College University Faculty Cancellation
Volunteer Service Cancellation