"Budding doctors and dentists may be among the unfortunate few who owe more under the income-based repayment plan. Under previous rules, students who were either in medical school or residency could defer all payments on their often-sizable federal Stafford loans (becoming a doctor isn't cheap; the average medical student graduates with $140,000 in student debt).
Under the income-based plan, doctors and dentists will be required to make small monthly payments during residency if they earn more than $16,245. A resident making $56,000, for instance, would owe $503 per month under the income-based repayment plan."
Grads May Soon Repay Student Loans Based On Income. David K. Randall, 06.02.09.
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