Tag Archives: consolidation

Can I Lower My Student Loan Interest Rate?

One of the common questions we get here at the StudentLoanDown blog is, “Can I lower my student loan interest rate?” Whether you’re looking to lower your monthly payment because you can’t afford it or are just interested in decreasing … Continue reading

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Repayment Tips for Student Loan Borrowers

For May graduates, student loan repayment begins during November or December following a six-month grace period that is allowed on most federal and private student loans. Although graduates may understand the value of a college degree, navigating life after college… Continue reading

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Considering Loan Consolidation?

For those of you who found it necessary to finance your education with Student Loans, it may be beneficial to explore your private student loan consolidation options. The benefits can be significant: You can simplify your bill paying. No need… Continue reading

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Refinancing options

It’s been almost 5 years since I bought my house. Crazy, huh? A lot has changed in 5 years. I painted almost every room in the house—some twice. I learned the value of DIY and remodeled both bathrooms in the… Continue reading

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The consolidation decision

As a college graduate, two things haunted my dreams: finding a job to support myself and managing my student loan repayment (specifically, whether I should consolidate my student loans or not). Consolidation is a term many students are unaware of… Continue reading

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Repayment is coming: Do you know your options?

Editor’s note: Over the next couple weeks we’ll be talking about repaying your student loans — from types of plans to repayment strategies. Make sure to let us know if you have specific questions through comments! Repayment is on its… Continue reading

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Your new best friend

If you’re about to graduate from college, congratulations! And, if you’ve taken out student loans , guess what? You have a new best friend. If you took out federal loans , you may have already been through an “exit counseling”  session. That’s… Continue reading

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