Many clergy leave seminary with large student loan bills. The menu of repayment options available for struggling borrowers is a key benefit of taking out federal loan. Only 3 out of 10 borrowers in the repayment plans are getting the kind of help that pegs a borrower’s payment to his or her monthly income. These income-based repayment plans (known as IBR). Two recent changes could improve the situation: The Department of Education  will  streamline the IBR enrollment process by making it easier to apply online, and in March of this year, President Obama restructured how the government pays student loan servicers to make putting students in IBR programs more attractive. Source: Clergy Financial Resources Clergy Financial Resources is a national accounting and finance organization serving churches and clergy since 1980. They have an unparalleled tax expertise on the complex issues associated with clergy tax law, clergy taxes, clergy compensation and church payroll. Clergy Financial Resources is a valuable resource for clergy, churches and denominations

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