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There are several payment options to pay back your student loans:

  • Standard 
  • Graduated 
  • Extended
  • IBR (Income-Based)
  • ICR (Income-Contingent)
  • Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE)
  • ICR-A *not pictured below

 Via: NerdWallet

The first three payment options are probably familiar while the last four may be less familiar. Standard consists of standard payments of interest and principal over a 10-year period. Graduated is when you start off making interest-only payments for the first two years and then go to a standard plan. Extended is when they extend it to a 20 to 25-year term based on the balance.

IBR is a payment plan essentially based on your income. ICR and ICR-A are similar plans contingent on income. The Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) plan is similar to IBR and ICR plans, but it has very specific rules based on the time the loans were disbursed and who the lender is.

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