Married LRAP individuals remain eligible for assistance, which will be calculated based on the greater of the LRAP graduate’s individual income or one-half of the total household income (including spouse’s income).

Please note:  if you are married (or soon plan to be), please keep in mind your eligibility for Federal Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans is influenced by whether you file your taxes as married filing separately or jointly.  You are welcome to file in either status, understanding we will calculate your assistance as if you filed “married filing separately”, which often offers the lowest required monthly payment – the amount we use when calculating assistance.  We suggest you consult a tax advisor if you have any questions regarding your specific tax situation.