• Graduated Repayment Plan Your minimum payment amount will be at least equal to the amount of interest accrued monthly.Your payments start out low, and then increase every two years for up to 10-30 years and is based on your total education indebtedness (loan amounts). You will only have to worry about one payment instead of multiple payments. Further, within this program there are options that can help make payments more affordable to certain borrowers and may forgive some portion of the loan balance at the end of the loan term. Back to Top In many cases yes, your payment in the new consolidated loan can be lower than your current payment.
You must be experiencing a partial financial hardship to initially select this plan and once you select this plan you cannot change to any other plan except standard.• Extended Repayment Plan To be eligible, your Direct Loan balance must be greater than ,000 and you will have up to 25 years to repay your loans.You have two payment options: – Fixed Monthly Payment Option: You will pay a fixed amount each month until your loans are paid in full.• Perkins Loans generally have lower interest rates but less flexible repayment periods. Back to Top Yes, you can consolidate certain health professions loans sponsored through the U.S Department of Health and Human Services with other Federal Education Loans.The average college graduate in 2016, who took out student loans, owes ,172, a 6% increase from 2015.