Start out on the right financial foot by selecting a repayment plan that works for you.
There are several repayment options so you can afford your monthly student loan payments and make them on time.
These repayment plans may be available to you on your federal loans.
- Your monthly installment amount generally remains the same throughout repayment.
- Small changes in your monthly installment amount may occur for various reasons, such as interest rate increases (on variable loans), due date changes, the use of deferments or forbearances, and interest capitalization.
- You can make smaller monthly installment payments at the beginning of the repayment period.
- Your monthly installment amount varies during repayment.
- Your monthly installment is:
- Typically, interest-only for a limited time
- A payment that is smaller than a standard payment in the beginning of repayment and gradually becomes greater than the standard payment.
- Your monthly installment amount is based on monthly gross income and student loan debt.
- To apply for this repayment plan for the next 12 months:
- Download and complete the Income Sensitive Repayment Form (PDF).
- Submit documentation (pay stubs) of your most recent total monthly gross income from all sources.
- IBR helps you manage monthly payments if you are experiencing financial hardship.
- The repayment period may extend past the standard 10 years.
- IBR offers loan forgiveness to borrowers who have made 300 qualifying payments on/after July 1, 2009. Any remaining balance forgiven may be taxable. Please consult a tax advisor or the IRS with any questions.
- How to Apply:
On April 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced several changes and updates related to Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans to include adjustments to borrower accounts, several one-time loan forgiveness actions, and new policies. Learn more information from ED.
|Extended Repayment plan
- You can make smaller monthly payments by extending the repayment period to 25 years, as opposed to the standard 10-year repayment period. The payments may be fixed or graduated.
- This option is available only to borrowers with:
- Loan(s) that were first disbursed on/after October 7, 1998
- Total current FFELP loan debt of $30,000.01 or higher
Explore a different repayment plan for your federal loans.
If your account is 60 or more days delinquent and you need to make immediate payment arrangements, please contact us. Our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you.
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Alternative (Private) Loans
Explore repayment plan options for your alternative (private) loans, or contact us to discuss the options available to you.
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