The National Student Loan Data System indicates that one or more of your federal student loans have been discharged. The Institution is responsible for collecting and maintaining certification and signed statements as a requirement of the federal student loan program.
If you do not intend to borrow any additional Federal loans, you are required to complete and sign a Loan Refusal due to Discharge form that will stop the awarding of federal student loans. This issue must be resolved prior to being awarded for the current or future academic year. Loan Refusal Due to Discharge.
If you wish to borrow a new federal loan, please refer to the following section for details on documentation that must be submitted.
Total Permanent Disability Discharge Borrower Responsibilities
1. Provide Physician Certification
The borrower must provide the school where he or she is going to receive the new loan or TEACH Grant with a physician's certification that the borrower is able to engage in "substantial gainful activity."
"Substantial gainful activity" means that the borrower must be able to attend school, successfully complete a program of study, and secure employment, which will enable the borrower to repay the loan(s) or fulfill the TEACH Grant service obligation. Note: Only one copy of a physician's certification is needed for subsequent loans or TEACH Grants if the borrower remains at the same school.
2. Provide notarized statement to the School
For each new academic year that a federal loan or TEACH Grant is received, the borrower must submit a signed notarized statement. Statement must acknowledge that the new loan or TEACH Grant, plus any loan or TEACH Grant that was conditionally discharged, cannot be discharged in the future on the basis of any impairment present when the new loan or TEACH Grant is made, or at the time the borrower applied for a prior Total Permanent Disability discharge unless that impairment substantially deteriorates so that the borrower is once again totally and permanently disabled.
The borrower must submit a signed notarized Discharge Certification to the school he or she attends every academic year. Discharge Certification
Conditional Discharge Borrower Responsibilities
1. Cancel Pending Discharge Requests:
Before the borrower can receive new loans or TEACH Grants, he or she must cancel all pending discharge requests. The borrower must sign an acknowledgement provided by the Disability Discharge Loan Servicing Center that the loans and/or TEACH Grants will be removed from conditional discharge status. The borrower must submit a copy of this written acknowledgement to his or her school.
2. Provide Signed Statement to Disability Discharge Loan Servicing Center
The borrower should send the Disability Discharge Loan Servicing Center a request in writing stating that he or she would like his or her loan(s) and/or TEACH Grant withdrawn from conditional discharge and returned to servicing. Call the Conditional Disability Discharge Tracking System (CDDTS) at 1-888-869-4169.
3. Once a response is received from the Disability Loan Servicing Center verifying the conditional discharge cancellation, a copy must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid.