Great Advice for Grads 2023

The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of repayment plans. For example, an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan is based on how much money you make. Under an IDR plan, payments may be as low as $0 per month.

A Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Repayment Plan could save you money.


Take action if you want to lower your monthly payment. After understanding all your repayment options, you may choose to apply for a specific plan. Or you can ask to be placed on the plan that results in the lowest monthly payment amount. Are you already on an IDR plan, but your income changed recently? You can update (recertify) your info to see if you can get a new, lower payment amount. Recertify by following these steps.

Take steps to recertify your IDR plan.



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