Student Loan Payment Calculator FAQs
1. What student loan repayment plan does this calculator use?
This calculator assumes that the entire loan balance will be repaid within the specified repayment term. For a 10-year repayment term, this calculator should provide similar monthly payment and interest amounts to the 10-Year Standard federal student loan repayment plan or a 10-year term for private student loans.
2. What if I’m planning to use other repayment plan options, like Income-Based Repayment?
Please see our full list of student loan calculators, which includes an Income-Based Repayment calculator and many more.
3. How do I calculate my average interest rate?
If you have multiple student loans, check out our Weighted Average Interest Rate calculator to get your average interest rate.
4. Yikes! I didn’t realize my monthly payments would be so high! What can I do?
One option is to consider student loan refinancing, which can potentially decrease your interest rates as well as your monthly payments. You may also want to check out income-driven repayment plans for federal student loans.
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