Office of Student Financial Aid

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(E 60) Federal Student Loans Discharged due to a Permanent and Total Disability

If you wish to receive further federal student loans, you must submit the following to our office:

  1. Certification from a physician (on letterhead) that you are no longer "totally and permanently disabled" and are now able to engage in substantial gainful activity which would allow you to repay the federal student loans. Substantial gainful activityis defined as: a level of work performed for pay that involves doing significant physical or mental activities or a combination of both.
    AND
  2. A letter from you acknowledging that the new loan cannot be discharged in the future on the basis of any injury or illness present at the time the new loan is made, unless your condition substantially deteriorates so that you are again totally and permanently disabled. Also, that you are aware that receiving new loans may invalidate the terms and conditions of previous loan discharges and collection activity will resume on any conditionally discharged loans.

Both of these letters must be submitted at the same time to:
Lori Johnson, Assistant Director, Office of Student Financial Aid, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132-4011


***Continuing students must provide a letter stating their awareness that their new loan cannot be discharged in the future on the basis of injury or illness present at the time the new loan is disbursed. A new letter from the student is needed for each financial aid award year***



Note:
Check with the Federal Student Aid department if you are unclear about the terms and conditions of your loan discharge.
(1-888-869-4169)


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