Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Income Based Repayment (IBR) Plan Request and Alternative Documentation of Income

ICR 201510-1845-016

OMB: 1845-0102

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Form and Instruction
Supplementary Document
Supporting Statement A
IC Document Collections
191675 Modified
ICR Details
1845-0102 201510-1845-016
Historical Active 201402-1845-001
Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Income Based Repayment (IBR) Plan Request and Alternative Documentation of Income
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 10/30/2015
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 10/30/2015
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
10/31/2018 36 Months From Approved 11/30/2015
6,090,000 0 3,159,132
2,009,700 0 1,042,514
0 0 0

This form serves as the means by which borrowers in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Programs may request an Income-Based or Income-Contingent Repayment Plans if they meet certain statutory and regulaotry criteria. The U.S. Department of Education uses the information collected on these forms to determine whether a borrower meets the eligibility requirements for the specific Income-Based or Income-Contingent Repayment Plan that the borrower has requested. The burden hours associated with this collection is increasing for one reason; namely, that the collection is being combined with all Income-Based or Income-Contingent materials contained in the soon-to-be revised 1845-0014 (Direct Loan Repayment Plan Selection Form) and soon-to-be discontinued 1845-0016 (Direct Loan IBR/ICR Alternative Documentation of Income Form), so that the forms associated with this collection may be used in both the FFEL and Direct Loan Program. However, because the form has been greatly streamlined, there is a significant burden reduction associated with this clearance that is masked by the increased respondent population.

US Code: 20 USC 1098e Name of Law: Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended

1840-AD18 Final or interim final rulemaking 80 FR 67203 10/30/2015


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Income-Driven Repayment Plan Request N/A Income-Driven Repayment Plan Request - Form IDR

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 6,090,000 3,159,132 0 2,930,868 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 2,009,700 1,042,514 0 967,186 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
The Department is requesting a revision of the current information collection caused by a program change due to agency discretion. We estimate that the number of respondents will increase by 2,930,868 due to the addition of the new REPAYE plan as well as an estimated increase of the number of borrowers who wish to utilize an IDR plan to ease the repayment of their federal debt. However we do not believe that the time estimated to complete the required request form will increase due to improved skip-logic and the ability to import income information directly from the Internal Revenue Service.

Ian Foss 202 377-3681


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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