A stated number that includes yourself, and your children (including unborn children who will be born during the year for which you certify), if the children will receive more than half their support from you. Your spouse is included in your family size for PAYE, IBR and ICR plans. For the REPAYE plan, family size includes your spouse unless your spouse’s income is excluded from the calculation of your payment amount.

For all plans, family size also includes other people only if they live with you now, receive more than half their support from you now, and will continue to receive this support for the year that you certify your family size. Support includes money, gifts, loans, housing, food, clothes, car, medical and dental care, and payment of college costs.

For the purposes of repayment plans, your family size may be different from the number of exemptions you claim on your federal income tax return.