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1 2009 Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation Managing Student Loan Repayment Understanding your options

2 Learning objectives Take inventory your federal student loans Explore repayment plans available Understand the basics of consolidation Learn about deferment and forbearance options

3 Taking inventory

4 Where can I obtain information on my federal loan(s)? National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Provides loan amount(s) and loan holder(s)

5 What is the current status of my federal student loan(s)? If you are enrolled at least half time, your loan(s) is in an in-school or deferment status

6 What happens to my loan(s) when I leave school? A Stafford loan either: Will enter a 6-month grace period Will enter repayment A Perkins loan either: Will enter a 9-month grace period Will enter a 6-month post-deferment grace period

7 What happens to my loan(s) when I leave school? A Grad PLUS loan either: Will enter a 6-month deferment Will enter repayment A parent PLUS loan either: Will enter a 6-month deferment, if requested Will enter repayment A federal consolidation loan: Will enter repayment

8 What should I expect from my loan holder? Repayment disclosure notice(s) Outlines the terms of the loan(s) borrowed Provides the repayment options available Establishes the first payment due date

9 What does my loan holder expect from me? To select a repayment plan To make timely payments on your loan(s) To provide updated contact information whenever it changes To contact the loan holder whenever you are having difficulty managing repayment

10 Can I prepay on my loan? Yes If sending in a prepayment, make sure you inform the lender to apply the prepayment to the principal of the loan balance There is no prepayment penalty

11 Overview of repayment plans

12 What repayment plans are available? Standard Graduated Income-sensitive Extended Income-based (available 7/1/2009)

13 How do the repayment plans work? Standard Equal monthly payments Graduated Payments increase over time

14 How do the repayment plans work? Income-sensitive Based on expected gross monthly income Adjusted annually Extended Available for borrowers with over $30,000 in debt Allows up to 25 years to repay loan

15 Sample monthly payment for $100, % Under a standard repayment plan (10-yr term) Monthly payment: $ Interest paid: $38, Total cost of loan: $138, Under an extended repayment plan (25-yr term) Monthly payment: $ Interest paid: $108, Total cost of loan: $208,221.63

16 What is income-based repayment (IBR)? IBR is a new repayment plan for borrowers designed to help borrowers experiencing a partial financial hardship Available to Stafford, Grad PLUS, and certain consolidation borrowers beginning July 1, 2009

17 What is partial financial hardship (PFH)? PFH occurs when the annual amount due on all of the borrower's eligible loans (as calculated under a standard 10-year repayment plan) exceeds 15% of the difference between the borrower's adjusted gross income (AGI) and 150% of the poverty guideline for the borrower's family size

18 How long is the repayment term? The repayment term can exceed 10 years regardless of the amount of the borrower's loan debt After 25 years (300 eligible payments), any remaining balance and accrued interest will be forgiven

19 How do I apply? Contact lender and request an IBR plan Borrower must: Provide permission for IRS to disclose AGI "and other tax return information Certify family size Borrower must apply annually

20 The basics of consolidation

21 Overview Consolidation enables you to bundle one or more federal student loans into a single new loan At time of consolidation, your consolidating lender pays off the outstanding balances of the loans you include in the consolidation

22 Who can consolidate? Any federal student loan borrower, including: Borrowers with student loans Borrowers with student and parent loans

23 How do I qualify? You must be in your grace period or in repayment on each loan being consolidated You can still obtain a Consolidation loan if you are delinquent or in default on one or more of your existing loans

24 What loans may be consolidated? Federal Family Education Loans Federal Direct Loans Federal Perkins Loans Health Professions Student Loans Nursing Student Loans Health Education Assistance Loans

25 What loans may not be consolidated? Private (alternative) education loans Other consumer debt

26 Can I ever reconsolidate? Generally, no You may only reconsolidate if you consolidate an existing Consolidation loan with another loan outside the Consolidation loan

27 Repayment periods Maximum repayment periods for Consolidation loans Sum of Consolidation loan balance plus balances of other education loans Less than $7,500 $7,500 or more, but less than $10,000 $10,000 or more, but less than $20,000 $20,000 or more, but less than $40,000 $40,000 or more, but less than $60,000 $60,000 or more Maximum repayment period 10 years 12 years 15 years 20 years 25 years 30 years

28 How is the interest rate calculated? It is the weighted average of interest rates on loans being consolidated, rounded up to nearest 1/8 of a percent, capped at 8.25%

29 Example of interest rate calculation $65,500 in Stafford loans at 6.8% $54,500 in Perkins loans at 5% Total Consolidation loan debt is $120,000

30 Example of interest rate calculation $65,500 X.068 = $4,454 $54,500 X.05 = $2,725 $4,454 + $2,725 = $7,179 $7,179 =.0598 $120,000

31 Example of interest rate calculation 5.98% rounded up to the nearest 1/8 of a percent = 6.00%

32 Loan Consolidation Calculator On Mapping Your Future at solidation/calculator.cfm Put in loan amounts and current interest rates Provides consolidation loan interest rate and expected monthly payment

33 Factors to consider To bring together loans with multiple loan holders For convenience of one payment To lower loan payments By lengthening repayment period *May* be able to lock in a more favorable interest rate

34 The interest rate cycle For loans disbursed prior to 7/1/06 Interest rates change every July 1 Announced the preceding May Gives you a chance to see what rates will be and whether to wait Certain (older) Stafford loan interest rates are lower during grace period and deferment It may be advantageous for Stafford borrowers to consolidate during one of these times

35 The interest rate cycle cont d. For loans disbursed on or after 7/1/06 Loans have a fixed rate over the life of the loan Stafford loans have a 6.8% fixed rate PLUS loans have an 8.5% fixed rate These rates apply at any time: while in-school, in grace, and in periods of deferment

36 Factors to consider May lose some or all of grace period May lose certain borrower benefits Federal Perkins Loans Lose their deferment subsidy when consolidated Lose cancellation eligibility when consolidated May lose certain lender incentives

37 Factors to consider May increase total cost of loan If you lengthen your repayment period, you will pay more interest in the long run

38 A $100,000 Consolidation 6.00% interest rate... Repaid over Monthly payment Total amount paid Total interest paid 10 years $1, $133, $33, years $ $151, $51, years $ $171, $71, years $ $215, $115,838.19

39 A $125,000 Consolidation 6.0% interest rate... Repaid over Monthly payment Total amount paid Total interest paid 10 years $1, $166, $41, years $1, $189, $64, years $ $214, $89, years $ $269, $144,797.74

40 Choice of lender/department of Education You may consolidate with the lender of your choice or with the Department of Education Important note However, due to market conditions, many lenders are not currently offering consolidation loans Check with your current lender(s) first

41 Deferment and forbearance

42 Deferment A period of time during repayment in which the borrower, upon meeting certain conditions, is not required to make payments of loan principal There are many deferments available to borrowers of any loan type In-school Economic hardship Unemployment Military Etc.

43 In-school deferment for medical/dental internship A borrower completing a medical/dental internship/residency program may be eligible for an in-school deferment

44 How do I request a deferment? Contact your lender Some deferment types require an application Applications available online:

45 Forbearance A period of time during which the borrower is permitted to temporarily cease making payments or reduce the amount of the payments Borrower is liable for interest that accrues on the loan

46 Medical/dental internship/residency forbearance A borrower in a medical or dental internship or residency may qualify for a forbearance to cover one of the following: The length of time remaining in the borrower s medical or dental internship or residency that must be successfully completed before the borrower may begin professional practice or service The length of time the borrower is serving in a medical or dental internship or residency program leading to a degree or certificate awarded by an institution of higher education, a hospital, or a health care facility offering postgraduate training

47 How do I request forbearance? Contact your lender Forbearance can be requested verbally or in writing Online resource available at: x.cfm

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