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When Refinancing Your Student Loans Can Backfire
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Refinancing student loans may be a more complex decision than it initially appears. Here's what you need to know to make a wise decision.
 
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 ...
 
Is Federal Student Loan Consolidation Right for You?
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If you took out student loans during most of your college career, odds are you ended up (or will end up) with a bunch of individual loans. This could cause lots of confusion, involving everything from your
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
Understand How Late Student Loan Payments Affect Your Credit Score
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Declining student loan default rates is good news, but many student loan borrowers are still struggling. Estimates show 22 percent of borrowers haven't yet defaulted but are between 90 and 270 days past due on their federal student loans, which means their credit is likely affected.
 
How to Pay Student Loans Without Going Crazy if You Owe a Six-Figure Amount
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How to Pay Student Loans Without Going Crazy if You Owe a Six-Figure Amount
 
New Grads: Brace Yourselves, Your Grace Period is About to Expire
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About six months ago, graduation season began. College seniors and graduate students went through several rites of passage, like getting their caps and gowns, handing in their theses and going to the financial aid office to undergo student loan exit counseling. Students partaking in the latter activity were told that on graduation day, they would not only receive diplomas but also a ticking time ...
 
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.