I'm a bit confused how the article made the jump from "deferred" to "delinquent". Loans are automatically deferred while the borrower is still in school. That means that a student who borrows from day one of undergrad through a professional post-graduate program could have their loans deferred for the better part of a decade without ever requesting a forbearance or additional deferment. I could be ignorant, but I fail to see how this would constitute delinquency.
Personally, my loans were deferred through three years of law school, three months of Bar prep, and three months of waiting for my results/looking for a job. I'm now paying back my loans, with the interest that accrued over those 3+ years. If this is the "problem" the article is referring to, I think it's missed something
This post was edited on 2/1 at 3:11 pm