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According to the Gemara (Makkos 4b IIRC), the only loans which are forgiven are those that are past due. So the person may pay on time (or before Shmittah kicks in)- if he does, I get the whole loan back.
Regarding "ought it be used": R' Zushya of Anipoli says that it displays a lack in trust in Hashem as a Father to worry that He would command us to not plant and then not provide for us. (He writes that if we wouldn't ask, there would be plenty without a specific blessing from Hashem (I don't claim to know how that works).) I once heard a parsha shiur ...
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