Pay for College
Explore college costs and plan how you'll pay for your degree or certificate.
Find Out If You Qualify for Income-Based Repayment
Determine if you may be eligible for IBR.
If you qualify for Income-Based Repayment (IBR), your income, your total federal student loan debt, and the size of your family are all factors that will determine your monthly student loan payment amount. This calculator helps you determine if you may be eligible for IBR, and it estimates your monthly payment amount if it appears that you do qualify for IBR.
Additional information regarding IBR is available at TG Online.
1 For the purpose of IBR, your family size includes your children (including unborn children who will be born during the year for which you apply for IBR) if you provide more than half of the children's support. Your family size can also include other individuals if, at the time you apply for IBR, those individuals:
- Live with you; and
- Receive more than half of their support from you and will continue to receive this support during the year for which you apply for IBR.
Support includes money, gifts, loans, housing, food, clothes, car, medical and dental care, and payment of college costs.
2 If you did not file a federal income tax return last year, or if your income has changed significantly since filing the return, please enter the amount you earned last year. You may be required to provide alternative income documentation to your lender for their determination of your eligibility for IBR.
3 Federal student loan debt for the purpose of IBR includes FFELP and Direct Stafford and Grad PLUS loans, as well as Consolidation loans as long as they do not include a parent PLUS loan.
This calculator uses 2016 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data. This calculator also uses 6.8% as the student loan interest rate for calculation purposes.
This calculator is provided for estimation of IBR eligibility purposes only. Specific details about eligibility and payments will be determined by your lender or servicer during the IBR application process.