Comment Templates, Style Guide and Instructions

Use these templates and guide to assist in providing comments on forms to the NCHER Forms Workgroup.

Common Forms Style Guide

This guide standardizes forms language and conventions to create an overarching awareness that common forms should use common language.


Comment Form

Updated: 10/25/2012


Forms Status Matrix

A table showing the current status of common forms.
Updated: 01/10/2013


Current Forms

The file libraries below contain the current versions of forms used in higher education loan programs and include the following:

  • Deferment and Forbearance Request Forms
  • FFEL Program / Direct Loan Program Loan Discharge and Loan Forgiveness Forms
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Related Worksheets
  • Private Education Loan Forms
  • Other FFEL Program and Direct Loan Program Forms

Archived Forms

Please contact NCHER ( regarding past versions of forms.