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Doctorate Completed

CDIP Scholars need to submit evidence of their degree to the CDIP office within one month of receipt of the degree. A copy of the diploma or transcript that verifies the degree with the official date is acceptable. The separation date will be recorded to reflect a one-year grace period. Billing will begin one year from the date of the degree if the scholar borrowed funds. Scholars need to send a copy of the diploma or transcripts with degree completion date via email or by regular mail.

You Have a Degree and a Postdoc

Scholars are eligible for “school deferment” if they begin a post-doctoral appointment. Deferment due to a post-doc appointment is granted annually for a maximum of three years. After the third year, you will enter into billing. To begin the review process of your post-doc deferment, you must submit the following:

  • Evidence of degree completion with date of completion (transcripts or diploma)
  • Copy of your offer letter

You will need to provide copies of these documents as soon as they become available.

You Have a Degree and an Instructional Appointment at a CSU Campus

Scholars are eligible for loan cancellation if they hold an instructional appointment after earning their doctorate. In order to begin the review for loan cancellation, scholars must submit the following:

  • Evidence of degree completion with date of completion (transcripts or diploma)
  • Copy of contract or offer letter

NOTE: The program does not provide retroactive cancellation of any kind.

Once the CDIP office receives the required documents, the Manager for Data Analysis and Reporting will review for loan cancellation eligibility.

You may e-mail the verification evidence of your degree and contracts to Rocio Hidalgo at
rhidalgo@calstate.edu or mail to:
CSU Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802
Attention: CDIP/Elizabeth Sanchez