SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello SDN folks! In September, I will begin my postdoctoral fellowship at a university. Is it possible to receive some form of deferrment since I am on a two-year fellowship? I spoke with my lender and she said that as long as I ask the financial aid office to fill out the forebearance form I should be fine. The confusing part of this is that I am not really a student at the university. I am classified as a fellow and not sure if financial aid can assist me since I am not taking actual classes. Has anyone gone through this process? Any information would be helpful. Thanks in advance!