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Student Loan Instructions and FAQ

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you may be eligible for certain student loan relief. The regulations that authorize this relief are complicated, and different rules apply to each type of loan, so please contact your lender for details on how to apply for these benefits. The Peace Corps is committed to ensuring you have the resources you need to take advantage of the benefits that are available. Please click through the links below for in-depth, personalized information about student loan debt and Peace Corps service.

Also read our blog post, 10 Things You Need to Know About Peace Corps and Student Loans .

Sharing personalized information about available student loan relief is an important step forward in Peace Corps' continuing effort to break down barriers to service and open doors of opportunity for new generations of potential Peace Corps volunteers.” Carrie Hessler-RadeletPeace Corps Director

Please note that Peace Corps does not grant nor deny student loan deferment, cancellation, or forgiveness. Student loan relief policies are up to your lender(s) so please contact your lender(s) to determine which option(s) may be available and which one makes the most sense for you.

Last updated May 03 2016

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