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Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge

If you’re totally and permanently disabled, you may qualify for a discharge of your federal student loans and/or Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant service obligation.

A total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge relieves you from having to repay a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loan, a Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loan, and/or a Federal Perkins Loan or to complete a TEACH Grant service obligation.

To qualify for a TPD discharge, you must complete and submit a TPD discharge application, along with documentation showing that you meet the U.S. Department of Education requirements for being considered totally and permanently disabled, to Nelnet, the servicer that assists the U.S. Department of Education with the TPD discharge process.

For more information and to apply online please visit the U.S. Department of Education.

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Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Discharge