Source tucson.com If you qualify for an IDR plan, your loan servicer can extend your loan term, and your minimum monthly payment will be set at a percentage of your discretionary income.
Income-Driven Repayment Plans With federal forbearance programs, you can postpone payments for up to 12 months at a time if you lose a job, have major medical expenses or experienced a financial loss. You can receive forbearance for up to three years total over the loan period. However, interest will accrue on all federal loans during forbearance.
An income-driven repayment (IDR) plan can be a long-term solution to affordability concerns. Instead of lasting for only 12 to 36 months, you can use IDR plans for 20 or 25 years. At the end of your term, the remaining balance will be forgiven. Forbearance
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