Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan

Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan

A federal repayment plan that bases your monthly payment on your yearly income, family size, and loan amount. As your income rises or falls, so do your payments. After 25 years, any remaining balance on the loan will be forgiven, but you may have to pay taxes on the amount forgiven. Each year your monthly payment will be based on your family size, annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reported on your federal tax return, and the total amount of your Direct Loan(s). To participate in the ICR Plan you must authorize the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to inform the Dept. of Education of the amount of your income. This information will be used to calculate your repayment amount, which will be adjusted annually to reflect changes in your AGI. If you select the ICR Plan, you will be billed for only the interest amount that accrues on your loan each month until you complete and return the required documentation. The Dept. of Education cannot place you on ICR Plan until it receives your completed forms.

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