Indiana University

Office of the Bursar

Loan Cancellation/Reduction Request Form

Who May Use This Form

Only the borrower of the loan may use this form to request a change to a federal student loan. For example, a parent may not adjust a Federal Direct Student Loan because the student is the borrower, not the parent. Invalid requests will be denied.

When to Use This Form

This request must be completed no later than 30 days from the date on the notification e-mail or letter stating that loans have been applied to the student's bursar account.

How to Use This Form
  • Please note required fields are indicated by *, an asterisk.
  • The terms of use must be accepted by the borrower in order to process the request.
  • The student borrower's IU e-mail address must be entered below. The IU e-mail account is the official means of communication with IU students.
  • Multiple loans may be reduced/cancelled at the same time by using the "Add Request" button below.
  • Cancellations/reductions for loans outside of the available terms may be requested of the Office of the Bursar via e-mail sent to
  • Nothing will be submitted until "Submit" is pressed.
Result of Using This Form
  • Use of this form will result in the execution of the requested action. Requests will be processed in a timely manner and may not be reversed once completed.
  • The request may be adjusted by Office of Student Financial Services or the Office of the Bursar if all or part of the loan has already been credited or refunded.
  • Unsubsidized loans will be reduced/cancelled before subsidized loans.
  • Cancellation of the first disbursement of a loan will automatically cancel the second disbursement.
  • Any refunds that have been issued by the Office of the Bursar may need to be returned in whole or in part.
  • If this cancellation/reduction leaves an outstanding balance on the student's bursar account, the balance must be paid in full with personal funds by the due date to avoid late payment fees and other institutional penalties.
Acceptance of Stated Terms

I have read and understand the above information. I understand that I have the right to cancel or reduce my federal student loan(s). I wish to exercise this right as noted below.

* Accepted By:

Borrower Information

* Name:
* E-Mail:
Daytime Phone:
SSN: --
The last four digits of the borrower's social security number are only required for borrowers requesting changes to a Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan.

Student Information

* First Name:
* Last Name:
* University ID:
* IU E-Mail:

Loan Information

Request 1
* Term:
* Loan Type:
Federal Direct Student Unsubsidized
Federal Direct Student Subsidized
Federal Perkins
Federal Direct Parent PLUS
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS
* Action:

To request adjustments to additional loans, please click "Add Request" below. Nothing will be submitted until "Submit" is clicked.

To finish and cancel / reduce all requested loans, enter the words you see and click "Submit".