The U.S. Department of Education has established guidelines for military personnel who are activated or reassigned for more than 30 days. The U.S. Secretary of Education treats borrowers who are ordered to active duty and who have Federal Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, or Health Professions or Nursing Student Loans in accordance with this guidance. The following information is taken from a September 2001 letter from Department of Education Deputy Secretary William D. Hansen (GEN-01-13):