Options to Postpone Repayment

Deferments

Deferments may be available in the following circumstances. Additional eligibility criteria and requirements may apply. To determine if you qualify, please call us at 877.292.7470.

  • Return-To-School1 - You are enrolled at least half time at an eligible school for the purpose of obtaining a graduate degree.

  • Disability Rehabilitation Training - You are enrolled in an approved full-time disability rehabilitation program.

  • Unemployment1 - You have lost your job through no fault of your own.

  • Economic Hardship1 - You are experiencing financial hardship such as (but not limited to): medical expenses, medical leave from work, relocation for employment purposes, damage expenses to your home or automobile (not regular wear and tear), and legal fees.

  • Military - You are serving on active duty during a war or other military operation or national emergency, or performing qualifying National Guard duty during a war or other military operation or national emergency.

  • Residency or Internship Deferment - For students with In-School loans disbursed 5/1/2019 or after, and enrolled in an eligible internship or residency program you may request deferment for up to 54 months. Supporting documentation is required. Payment during your deferment period may be required:


    • For In-School loans disbursed May 1, 2019 and after, borrowers who elected fully deferred repayment option, monthly interest notices will be provided and are optional to pay.

    • For In-School loans disbursed May 1, 2019 and after, borrowers who elected interest only or partial interest payments will be required to make those payments during the deferment period. Reduced installment bills will be provided monthly during the deferment period. Failure to pay will result in a delinquency.

    • For In-School loans disbursed May 1, 2019 and after, borrowers who elected immediate repayment are not eligible for Medical Residency Deferment.

1 Based on the date of your loan agreement.


Forbearance

Forbearance may be available in the following circumstances. Additional eligibility criteria and requirements may apply. To determine if you qualify, please call us at 877.292.7470.

  • Unemployment1 - You have lost your job through no fault of your own

  • Economic Hardship1 - You are experiencing financial hardship such as (but not limited to): medical expenses, medical leave from work, relocation for employment purposes, damage expenses to your home or automobile (not regular wear and tear), and legal fees.

  • Military Mobilization - If you are involved in a Military Mobilization which is not covered under the Military Deferment option.

  • Natural Disaster - If your ZIP code of residence is declared as an Individual Assistance zone by FEMA due to a natural disaster.

  • National Emergency - If you are experiencing difficulty making your payments due to impacts from COVID-19.

1 Based on the date of your loan agreement.


Important Information - Repayment Options may be approved at the discretion of either SoFi or MOHELA, depending on permissions granted by SoFi. An approval or denial notification will be provided by MOHELA. For approved Repayment Options, unpaid accrued interest may be capitalized at the end of any Repayment Option.

Customers who were residing in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington at the time the loan was originated will not have interest capitalized on the Anticipated Cap Date.

SoFi members utilizing the following repayment options will not have interest capitalize at the end of the deferred period:

  • Military Deferment

  • National Disaster Forbearance

  • National Emergency Forbearance

  • Return to School Deferment for the following products:


    • Refinance loans disbursed on or after 1/1/2013

    • In-School loans disbursed between 1/1/2013-6/30/2018

    • In-School loans disbursed after 5/1/2019 that elected Interest Only or Fixed Payment repayment options