Peter Mazza, his wife, Megan, and their three children. Mazza, who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in April, has been unable to access the cancer deferment.
Source: Peter Mazza
Last September, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill allowing people with cancer to press pause on their federal student loan payments.
At issue seems to be this: The Department of Education has yet to provide the companies that administer its federal student loan programs with an official application for cancer patients to apply.
“It is outrageous that the U.S. Department of Education still hasn’t made the cancer deferment form available nine months after the legislation was enacted,” said Mark Kantrowitz, a student debt expert, who estimates that up to 1 million borrowers could be eligible.
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