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Most don't realize that consolidating federal student loans can be free
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In truth, federal loan consolidation is a free right that the government offers to all borrowers.
Student loan 'rescue' companies are no lifeline
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As the number of student loans and their amounts continue to rise, so does the number of borrowers looking to lower monthly payments, reduce interest rates, or resolve delinquency or default issues. Some so-called solutions charge high fees for services that borrowers could get elsewhere for free. Others are criminal operations looking to steal identities and money.
Watch for Warning Signs of Student Loan Company Scams
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Student loans can be confusing and complicated. Here are three warning signs to look out for when evaluating student loan services. Promising loan forgiveness and extremely low payments: While there are many lower payment and forgiveness options available, especially for federal student loans, they are all strictly regulated and you have to be eligible to benefit from them.
Beware: Student Loan Scams Victimizing Students and Graduates
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Student loan borrowers are being victimized by student loan scams across the country. The most common student loan scams involve student loan consolidation and fees.
Here's The Student Loan Strategy That Could Simplify Your Monthly Bills
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If you've taken out multiple student loans to...
Student debt companies are charging vulnerable borrowers for services they should get for free
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Illinois is the first state to sue companies that allegedly duped indebted college graduates into paying for student loan services they could have easily gotten for free.
4 Changes Coming to Student Loan Interest Rates, Rules
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Most regulatory changes, including changes to student loan interest rates, are effective on July 1, despite the fact that the federal fiscal year doesn't begin until October 1. This is partially due to a requirement that the Department of Education give advance notice of any proposed regulatory changes, including those dealing with student loans. Federal law mandates that the Department of ...
National Debt Relief Explains The Disadvantages of a Private Student Loan
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National Debt Relief shares how private student loans differ from federal student loans. It points out the many advantages a federal loan has over the privately-backed student loans. (PRWeb July 13, 2014) Read the full story at
The Best Ways to Pay Off Student Loans, According to
read story, a leading credit comparison site, announced some of the best ways to reduce consumer student loan debt. Following a set of proven tips to reduce student debt will increase positive credit ...
What Obama Can And Can't Do About Student Loan Debt
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Student loan defaults are for the large part unnecessary. Federal loans have more options for student loan payment than nearly any other type of loan. You can?t take a year off from repaying your mortgage, but you can from student loan repayment when you have a financial problem.