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Also, if you didn't know. You have to pay the interest portion of the loan during or after the forbearance period ends. If you are back in school, get an in school deferment. A deferment, the feds, or whoever holds the loan, pays the interest, until you are no longer in school. I am not sure how long schools deferments are, but for hardship deferments you have 24 months, usually in six month increments.
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