Post-Graduation Monthly To-Do List
Late October 

Complete and submit a Deferment Application for your Brown Institutional Loans. Complete your portion of the form and forward it to your residency program director. The director will need to complete and certify/stamp the bottom portion of this form. We need to receive the original form by mid-November and cannot accept faxed or emailed copies. Please plan ahead to allow time for mailing and processing. Note: If you’ve also borrowed a Perkins Loan, you’ll need to request aForbearance Application in March.


Select a repayment plan for your Stafford/PLUS Loans. Decide whether you would like to consolidate and combine your Perkins or LDS Loans with your Stafford/PLUS Loans. Consolidation allows you to roll these into one new loan that you can repay using one of the income-driven repayment plans.


The first payment is due on Stafford/PLUS Loans and must be sent to your federal loan servicer, unless you have completed the forbearance process with that servicer.


The first payment is due on January 1st for your Brown Institutional Loans and must be sent to the Loan Office, unless you have completed our residency deferment process above.


Complete and submit a Forbearance Application if you need to postpone repayment of your Perkins Loan. Submit the completed form directly to our Loan Office.


The first payment is due on April 1st for your Perkins Loans and must be sent to the Loan Office, unless you have completed our forbearance process above.


You must plan on reapplying if you wish to extend a deferment or forbearance. The deferments and forbearances are typically granted for 6 to 12 months at a time. (Ex: The Medical Loan offers 36 months of residency deferment. If your initial residency deferment is granted for 12 months, you will need to complete the entire deferment process again next October.)

Account Access

Stay on top of your accounts online. Visit to access your Institutional Loans and/or Perkins Loans. Be sure to update your contact info (especially email address). (School Code E7)

Helpful Links for Resident Years

AAMC Financial Aid Survival Kit for Graduating Students and Residents 

Loan Chart 

Public Service Loan F&Qs 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Application

Deferment and Forbearance Chart

Mortgage Approval Checklist

Federal Direct and PLUS Loan Repayment Plans Chart