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Death Discharge

Who It’s For: Deceased borrowers, or the borrower of a Parent PLUS loan that benefits a deceased student.

How to Apply: Send proof of death to the servicer on the loan in question.

What Loans Qualify: Any federal student loan.

How Much?: The full remaining balance of the affected loan(s).

Anything Else I Should Know?:  Hopefully you won’t need to worry about qualifying for this discharge any time soon, but it’s good to remember that your federal loans will never be “passed on” to your children or spouse, not even in the event of your death.  There are additional details about this program on our discharge page.