How can I consolidate my student loans? How do I know if consolidation will be beneficial?   If you want to consolidate your federal student loans you can apply for a Direct Consolidation Loan on the federal aid website.   A couple of things to know about student loan consolidation: Direct Consolidation Loans are only […]

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Ask Jeni is a service offered to tuition.io users that lets real borrowers ask Jeni Burckart, our student loan coach, questions about their student loans. Here’s an example of one of those questions. I’m interested in learning about options for consolidating student loans. My child is beginning the loan repayment process and we would like […]

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Student loan debt is manageable for many, but for others, it’s a burden that feels insurmountable. If you can afford it, the best strategy is to pay your loans off as soon as possible – even faster than the traditional 10 year plan by applying extra cash to your highest interest loan. But if you […]

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If you are behind on your student loans, dealing with the situation sooner rather than later is always better. But if you don’t and your loans are delinquent and rapidly sliding into default (or are already there), you can still take steps to improve your situation. The bottom line is that your student loans will […]

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With college costs continuing to rise (seemingly unchecked), it’s no surprise that average student loan debt has doubled over the past decade. Add to this unemployment concerns and you’ve got a recipe for personal financial disaster if you don’t play your cards right. And even if you have a decent job, if your debt is […]

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