Harvard Extension School participates in the National Student Clearinghouse, which provides automatic and paper-based deferment processing for students. The Extension School transfers enrollment data of its students to the clearinghouse after the add/drop period in each term, September 2 in the fall and February 13 in the spring, and monthly thereafter. Deferments are not available for the January session. The clearinghouse electronically distributes the information to participating guarantors, lenders and servicers.
Many of the loan servicers that participate in the clearinghouse also offer paperless deferments, called Paperless Express. Students should call their servicer to request a deferment. The request is matched against clearinghouse data to verify the student’s in-school status.
Letters of enrollment
A letter of enrollment includes a listing of courses in which the student is registered for the term; it does not include grades. Students may request a letter of enrollment for any term in the current year by completing a letter of enrollment request form. Request forms may be mailed to Academic Services or faxed to (617) 495-3662. All requests must be made in writing; telephone and e-mail requests are not accepted. Letters of enrollment are not issued for students who have not met their financial obligations to Harvard University.
Requests may be submitted throughout the term but are not processed until after September 21 in the fall, January 9 for the January session, and February 13 in the spring.