The Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides certain credit protections to active duty servicemembers. Eligible student and parent loans will not exceed a 6.0% interest rate for the duration the servicemember is on active duty.
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Please provide us with a copy of your military orders or other supporting documentation. Examples of acceptable documentation include, but are not limited to:
Discover provides benefits to servicemembers and their spouses/domestic partners. For most student and parent loans, the loan must have been originated prior to the servicemember's active duty start date. For private consolidation loans, Discover's SCRA benefits are available regardless of whether the original loan was opened prior to active duty. The servicemember must be currently on active duty or eligible within 180 days of active duty in one of the below military services:
SCRA benefits apply to eligible accounts for you, and your spouse or domestic partner, from the active duty start date through the duration of the active duty period.
This deferment is for borrowers on active military duty or qualifying National Guard duty during a war, other military operation, or a national emergency.
Yes, Discover offers you the option to request an Active Military Duty Deferment, allowing you to postpone making payments during your time of active duty for up to a maximum of 36 months. If you have any questions regarding Active Military Duty Deferment, please call us at 1-800-STUDENT, anytime 24/7.
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