The Bowdoin College Student Loan is not a government student loan, but rather a loan fund maintained solely with Bowdoin College endowed funds created from donor gifts. While similar to the Perkins Loan, but there are no cancellation benefits for the Bowdoin Loan, with the exceptions of death or permanent total disability.
A deferment is a period in which no payments are due and interest does not accrue. In addition, at the completion of a deferment period for a Bowdoin Loan, you will be granted a post-deferment grace period of 6 months.
Some deferments are available for all loans, regardless of when the loans were issued. Other deferments are available only if explicitly stated in your promissory note. You are entitled to a deferment on any Bowdoin Loan, regardless of the date of the loan, if you are:
Also, although not a deferment per se, if you are serving in either the Americorps program or with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), you are entitled to a forbearance for which your organization will pay the accrued interest after a completed year of service.
For Bowdoin Loans granted after July 1, 1997, you are also entitled to a deferment if any of the following apply to you:
For Bowdoin Loans granted before July 1, 1997, you are also entitled to a deferment if any of the following apply to you: