Your account will automatically go back to repayment status and you do not need to take any action to end your forbearance
period. Please refer to the new repayment schedule letter sent from MOHELA, which can also be found within the dashboard of your web account at laurelroad.mohela.com. If you were previously enrolled in monthly Auto Payment, that service will automatically resume, and a payment will be deducted from your Bank Account on file with MOHELA on your next scheduled due date. For more details, please refer to your Auto Payment Authorization Agreement. If you are not enrolled in Auto Payment, you will need to make a payment on your next scheduled due date. Please note: due to the COVID-19 forbearance
, your loan’s maturity date will be extended by roughly the number of months that you were in forbearance
. Interest that accrued during the forbearance
period will not be added to the principal balance of your loan (commonly referred to as capitalizing interest). Rather, the repayment of the interest that accrued during the forbearance
period and your outstanding principal balance will be re-calculated over the remaining term of your loan to determine your new monthly payment. Your new monthly payment will likely be higher than your original monthly payment because of the interest that accrued during the forbearance
period and you may pay more interest over the life of your loan than what was originally disclosed to you, even if you make timely payments. Please see your Promissory Note for more information regarding the application of your payments. (Note: If the interest accrued during your COVID-19 hardship forbearance
is not paid and you use a different type of forbearance
or deferment in the future, the interest could be capitalized at that future time).
If you are a member continuing to experience economic hardship and entered the COVID-19 forbearance
program prior to July 1st
, 2021 you may request 9 months in total of this forbearance
, provided your account was current prior to entering forbearance
. Please refer to this COVID-19 FAQ
for more details.