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Know When it Makes Sense to Consolidate Student Loans
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Gone are the days when it was generally a good idea for most federal student loan borrowers to consolidate their loans. The student loan world has changed significantly, eliminating two of the biggest benefits of consolidation.
 
Time's up: 5 tips to tackle student loan debt
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Tackling a hefty new monthly expense can be daunting, particularly for recent grads who haven't found steady work. But grads have many options for making student loan payments more manageable, even putting ...
 
COLUMN-Excuse-free guide to student loan repayment
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The six-month grace period for many student loans is about to expire for new college graduates. The stakes are high: even a single missed payment on a credit account can damage an individual's credit scores, although many loan servicers don't report delinquencies until borrowers are 90 days or more overdue. Instead, here's how new graduates should tackle their student loans: The typical borrower ...
 
Time's up: Five tips to tackle student loan debt
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Tackling a hefty new monthly expense can be daunting, particularly for recent grads who haven't found steady work.But grads have many options for making student loan payments more manageable, even putting them off, if they qualify.The key is to avoid missing payments, which can scorch your credit score and even lead to having your wages garnished."The majority of students who miss payments on ...
 
Fitch: US Student Loan Servicer Consolidation Will Persist
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Some smaller not for profit student loan servicers will likely exit the sector while others will continue to merge with larger servicers, Fitch Ratings says. We believe this
 
Debt Consolidation Loans Aren’t For Everyone
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Buyer beware when going this route. Not all consolidation loans are created equal which is why reading the fine print matters a lot.
 
A guide to paying off your student loans
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It will soon be time to pay up on those student loans. Use our calculator to see how much you need to make to afford your payments.
 
Stafford Loans: Subsidized Vs. Unsubsidized
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Before you take out federal student aid, learn the difference between these two types of Stafford loan. It could save you a chunk of money.
 
BBB alerts consumers to Sunrise Student Loan Services
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Better Business Bureau Serving Acadiana is alerting local consumers to Sunrise Student Loan Services. Hopeful about the opportunity to consolidate student loans and reduce monthly payments, many consumers allegedly paid the company hundreds of dollars, only to allegedly experience failed promises. BBB has received 27 complaints about Sunrise Student Loan Services in the last 12 months ...
 
Better to reform PTPTN than blacklist defaulters
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Implementing a CCRIS blacklist will do more harm than good.