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Loan Deferment

Students who have taken out Stafford loans are eligible for deferment as long as they are enrolled in a program at least half-time. Unsubsidized loans will still accrue interest, and subsidized loans will cease accruing interest until a student drops below half-time again or graduates. Half-time status is defined as follows:

  • Undergraduate and Degree Completion (DCP): 6 units
  • M.Div: 5.5 units
  • MABS, MABC/SIP, D.Min, MAE: 4 units
  • Th.M: 2 units

Loans might not be deferred automatically once you re-enter school. To request a deferment, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out an in-school deferment request form by clicking on the following link:
    In School Deferment Request Form
  2. Fill out your information on the request form. Please leave the section which has your enrollment dates and graduation date blank.
  3. Send the form to the Office of Financial Aid at 661-362-2693 (Fax) or financialaid@masters.edu (email).
  4. The registrar will verify your units and notify the servicer on your behalf. If you are in a graduate program, it may be necessary to defer your loan each year.

Contact Infomation:

Office of Financial Aid

21726 Placerita Canyon Rd. #38

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

661-362-2290

financialaid@masters.edu.