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Will paying the interest of my federal student loan during the deferral period hurt my credit score?
I have deferred my federal student loan payments for grad school, but I want to minimize the interest accrued during this deferral period. At the same time I working on improving my credit score.

Will paying the interest and just the interest decrease my credit score? There is no way that I will even come close to paying off my entire loan while in school.

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