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The key difference is that certain loans going back to 2007 qualify for this plan.
With PAYE, you loan repayment will never exceed the payment of the 10 year standard repayment plan, and your loan will also be forgiven at the end of the term.
The Income Contingent Repayment Plan (ICR) is a little different than IBR or PAYE.
There are no initial income requirements for ICR, and any eligible buyer may make payments under this plan.
Under this plan, your payments will be the lesser of the following: With the ICR plan, your loans will be forgiven at the end of 25 years.
It's important to note that with this plan, your payments could end up being higher than the standard 10 year repayment plan.
Since you have to submit your income every year, if your income rises high enough, your payment will adjust accordingly.
This isn't a secret, but this is one of the most popular ways to currently get loan forgiveness.
The repayment plan still caps your payment at 10% of your discretionary income, and the loan will be forgiven after 20 years.
For both IBR and PAYE, it might make sense to file your tax return married filing separately to qualify.
Re PAYE is a modified version of PAYE that has become available to borrowers after December 17, 2015.
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