Explaining the Helpful Student Loan Repayment Programs That No One Is Using

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Last week we reported on new data showing that more student borrowers could benefit from federal income-based repayment programs than currently use them, partly because the programs aren’t well publicized. The data was affirmed by our readers, who seem keen to learn more. Here are the answers to four commonly asked questions about how those programs work—and whom they do (and don’t) benefit.

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