FFELP (Federal Family Education Loan Program) Updates
The following information may be of assistance with regard to discharge and claim-related activities.
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- Disability Discharge: Joint Consolidation, PLUS Co-Borrowers, and Disabled Endorsers Revised July 1, 2013 (Updated October 2013) (PDF)
In accordance with the Final Regulations published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2012 (effective July 1, 2013), the U.S. Department of Education prepared this matrix to address questions concerning Joint Consolidation Loans, PLUS loans with co-borrowers, and disabled endorsers. This document was originally published through an electronic announcement dated 6/12/2013.
- Disability Discharge: Joint Consolidation, PLUS Co-Borrowers, and Disabled Endorsers Revised September 2010 (PDF)
This document was updated based on the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and guidance confirmed by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). ED published this document in an electronic announcement dated September 10, 2010.
- Veterans Administration Disability Determination Q&A (PDF)
The NCHELP TPD Workgroup developed this document on July 28, 2009.
- Conditional Disability Discharge: Questions and Answers Related to Regulatory Changes Effective 07/01/2008 (PDF)
The NCHELP (National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs) TPD (Total and Permanent Disability) Workgroup developed these final rules, which were confirmed by the U.S. Department of Education on March 25, 2008.
- Conditional Disability Discharge: Joint Consolidations, PLUS Co-Borrowers, and Disabled Endorsers Revised November 2006 (PDF)
In November 2006, the U.S. Department of Education revised the matrix first published in August 2006. The revisions include additional information based on questions that were submitted in response to the initial document and a new address to use when submitting information-only partial disability discharge packages to the Conditional Disability Discharge Unit for joint consolidation loans, co-made PLUS loans, and loans with an endorser.