.10 Deferment, Cancellation, Suspension, and Waiver of Obligation.

A. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) may consider deferment, cancellation, suspension, or waiver of the obligation as provided in this regulation.

B. OSFA may consider deferment for:

(1) Military service for a period not to exceed 3 years;

(2) Extended illness verified by a physician;

(3) Extenuating family circumstances to be decided on a case-by-case basis; and

(4) Maternity/paternity leave not to exceed 6 months.

C. OSFA may consider cancellation, suspension, or waiver as follows:

(1) Any service or payment obligation incurred by a Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) recipient is canceled upon the MDC-LARP recipient's death; and

(2) OSFA may waive or suspend an MDC-LARP recipient's service or payment obligation if, as determined by OSFA, compliance by the MDC-LARP recipient with the terms and conditions of the contract is impossible or would involve extreme hardship.