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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We’ve written before about the pain of a spousal student loan consolidation if the couple gets divorced. But even if your happily-ever-after sticks for good, student loans can still be a minefield if you don’t handle them right from the get-go. So while you’re planning your nuptials, look beyond flower selection and the perfect wedding […]

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If you’ve got a passel of different student loans, you may be considering a consolidation to make it easier to keep track of your balances and payments. Some students may take as many as three to four different loans per year and graduate with 12-16 separate loans. This can make the whole student loan balancing […]

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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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We’ve written before about the pain of a spousal student loan consolidation if the couple gets divorced. But even if your happily ever after sticks for good – student loans can still be a minefield if you don’t handle them right from the get-go. So while you’re planning your nuptials, look beyond flower selection and […]

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If you are making more than one student loan payment each month for your various types of loans, you may be tempted to consolidate to get down to one payment each month. Certainly this would make it easier to keep track of your educational debt, but is this the best route for you? If you’re […]

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Student loan debt can be difficult to handle if your budget is tight and particularly if you have more than one loan. Educational debt gets doubly deep if you’ve married someone with student loans. For many years, some couples chose to consolidate student loans to get one more affordable payment instead of juggling two. But […]

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Millions of graduates are dealing with a mountain of student loan debt and are looking for ways to unburden themselves sooner. When it comes to paying off your debt, the sooner the better – interest can add tens of thousands to your cash outlay while paying it off faster can save you big. With that […]

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