Student Loan Deferments

For enrollment certification to lenders, the University of West Florida participates in the National Student Clearinghouse.  All deferment loan forms are forwarded to the Clearinghouse, and UWF does not supply this information directly to lending agencies. 

Under certain circumstances, you can receive a deferment or forbearance that allows you to temporarily postpone or reduce your federal student loan payments. Postponing or reducing your payments may help you avoid default.

You’ll need to work with your loan servicer to apply for deferment or forbearance; and be sure to keep making payments on your loan until the deferment or forbearance is in place.

For more information on loan deferment or forbearance, and to verify your lender, visit and SALT at