One-third of people currently paying down their student loans could be eligible to refinance, saving them big bucks over the long term.
A road map to help those with student loans steer clear of common repayment mistakes and protect their credit scores.
College was a blast, right? You partied, made a few friends and might’ve even learned a thing or two. But now that your final semester is in the rearview, it’s time to think about how you’re going to pay for that hard-earned education. If you’re in your early twenties and part of the class of ’16, your student loan debt is likely the largest bill that’s ever had your name on it. That can be a bit intimidating, but there is good news…
Jean Chatzky explains why paying off your student loans as fast as you can may be the wrong financial move.
This post has been updated. Please view the latest version: 8 Common Student Loan Mistakes 1) Not figuring out how much you’ll need to pay each month As you’re trying to plan your life after graduation, it’s important that you know how much you’ll need to pay each month toward your student loans soContinue Reading
You received a federal student loan and now it’s time to repay it. If you’re like most student loan borrowers, you may find the repayment process a little overwhelming. But you have an important resource—your student loan servicer—to help you navigate the repayment process. What is a loan servicer? A loan servicer handles the billing and otherContinue Reading
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Taking out student loans is easy. Deciding whether to refinance or consolidate them isn’t.
It doesn’t. But there are things to know when it comes to deferments, forbearances and your credit score.
If you or someone you know is having difficulty paying back student loans, take a look at the government's three income-driven repayment plans. These plans--available only for federal student loans, not private loans--are designed to make your student loan debt more manageable by reducing your monthly payment.
The annual cost of college education has risen by 130% in the past 20 years, according to the College Board, so it's no surprise so many of us have student loan debt.
What does a ton of student-loan debt get you? A lower chance of graduating and a higher chance of unemployment.
Her experience is a textbook example of how third-party companies prey on vulnerable student loan borrowers.
If you're having trouble making payments on your federal student loans, we have several options available to help you manage your debt. Check out this video ...
If you’re having difficulty repaying your federal student loans, then you might want to consider a deferment or forbearance. These two temporary solutions allow you to stop making or, in some instances, to lower your monthly federal student loan payment. While both can be helpful solutions if you’re experiencing temporary hardship, they aren’t great long-termContinue Reading
When you take out student loans, you may have the opportunity to borrow more than you actually need for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. It can be tempting to ask for extra money to cover …