Student Loan Consolidation

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Crafting A Repayment Plan for Your Student Loans

July 21, 2014 | posted by College Money Insider.

It’s a time of great change for the members of the recently-graduated Class of 2014. Whether a few months into a new job or still looking for the right opportunity, everyone is trying to figure out their new life – and just as importantly, how to pay for it.
The first step towards gaining your footing…

The Student Debt Problem, and How Loan Consolidation Can Help Manage It

March 13, 2012 | posted by College Money Insider.

Rising student loan debt has always been a serious concern in this country, but according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last week, the problem might be more menacing than ever. The report reveals some pretty sobering truths, including:

The total outstanding balance on student loans is $870 billion, which…

President Obama Announces Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

October 31, 2011 | posted by College Money Insider.

As part of a series of efforts to boost the economy, President Obama announced a new plan last week aimed at relieving the debt burden faced by low-income graduates. His program is two-pronged: it will add consolidation options for borrowers with a combination of FFELP and Direct Federal Loans, and it will lower the required…

Ask the Experts: How Do I Manage Multiple Student Loans?

August 17, 2011 | posted by College Money Insider.

The following question was submitted to our experts through the Ask the Experts form:
“Right now I have about $50k in undergraduate private loans at a 3% interest rate. My monthly payments once I finish grad school next year will be $600/month. These are not flexible and I don’t have any forbearance time left.
I also have around…

Ask the Experts: Private Student Loan Consolidation

June 29, 2011 | posted by Jeff Sheely.

The following question was submitted to our experts through the Ask the Experts form:

“I just graduated from a private university last month.  With each year costing about $52,000, I am leaving college with about $70,000 owed to NelNet and and the Dept. of Education for loans.
What do you suggest would be my next step in paying…