Cancer treatment should qualify as a reason for student loan deferment

October 17, 2017

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buried by student loan debt

I was first diagnosed with cancer when I was a senior in college, preparing to get a job and begin paying off my student loans. I was fortunate to have school administrators who advocated for me, and my loans were quickly deferred. But many of the 70,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer each year in the…

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  1. Call them up and ask for a deferment. With a good reason they almost always will give you a year. Just don’t ignore them and they will work with you.

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  2. right. They don’t care if your baby is in the NICU or your husband’s kidneys failed.

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