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Attention Great Lakes will no longer be servicing federal student loans as of June 2023. Nelnet, whom we've shared the same parent company with since 2018, will be your new student loan servicer. Like two sides of the same coin, we'll continue to work together with the shared commitment of helping you successfully manage your student loans. For more information about the transfer to Nelnet, visit Nelnet.com/transfer.

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Understand Student Loan Repayment Plans

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Federal Student Aid announced an account adjustment that will bring borrowers closer to forgiveness under income-driven repayment (IDR) plans. Find out whether you could benefit from changes Offsite that took effect starting in November 2022.

In addition, check out Great Lakes' IDR account adjustment page.

Repayment plans determine your monthly student loan payment amount, how many years it will take to pay back what you borrowed, and how much interest you will pay over the life of your loan.

Keep in mind, the longer it takes to pay back your loan, the more interest will accrue and increase the overall cost of your loan.

Which Repayment Plan Is Right for You?

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Learn more and change your repayment plan If you aren't already logged in, you'll be asked to do so. Then, the next few pages will help you decide which standard payment plan is best for your situation. Once you've decided which plan is right for you, we'll guide you through the steps to change your plan.

Not finding the right repayment option?

Not everyone follows the same path while in school, or afterward when you're expected to pay back your loans.

Download a comparison chart of all of the repayment plans or learn more about other repayment options to find the one that best fits your circumstances.

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