When you make your final student loan payment find out what the payoff amount is. The current balance shown on your account and the payoff amount are usually different as a result of fees and interest. Once you make the final payment save the receipt confirming your loan has been paid off. The month after your final payment has been made login to your student loan account to confirm that your balance is still $0. This will reduce the chance of having any outstanding balance that could result in delinquent payments.