Student Loan Delinquency and Security Clearance Denials

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

It is estimated that 43.5 million Americans have federal student loans, which equates to about 1 in 5 U.S. adults. Financial concerns are the top reason for security denials. Student debt holders must make a good-faith effort to resolve or pay their delinquent debts before receiving a Statement of Reasons.

It has been long held by administrative judges that applicants who begin to address their student loan debt only after being placed on notice may not be eligible for a security clearance because they lack self-discipline and judgment. Additionally, this may present the possibility that an applicant with compromised financial concerns may compromise national security if coerced or bribed.

If you have security clearance issues, contact The Law Office of Asya Hogue, Esq., for a free consultation at or call or text (904) 884-5891.