Managing Your Student Loans

Learn the ins and outs of paying off your student loans. These finance resources will teach you when and how to consolidate your student loans, as well as other ways to lower the interest rates.
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How to Calculate Income for an Income-Driven Repayment Plan
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How a Graduated Student Loan Repayment Might Work for You
Jobless New Grads: What to Do When Student Loans Come Due
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When Do I Need to Start Making Federal Student Loan Payments Again?
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Fixed- or Variable-Rate: Which Should You Choose in a Recession?
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What Is Great Lakes Student Loans?
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What Is Sallie Mae?
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What Is Nelnet?
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What Is American Education Services (AES)?
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What Is Student Loan Deferment?
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REPAYE vs. PAYE: Which Student Loan Repayment Plan Is Better?
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How to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven
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What Happens to Your Student Loans When You Die?
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What Is Conduent (ACS) Education?
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4 Ways Your Student Loans Are Ruining Your Future Finances
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The Risks of Paying a Federal Student Loan With a Credit Card
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What Happens When a Court Issues a Judgment Against You?
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Find out About Your Student Loan Debt Even If You Forgot the Lender
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How to Pay Back Student Loans if You Drop Out
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What You Need To Know About Pell Grants
Strategies to Stop Wage Garnishment on Student Loans: Request a hearing with the Department of Education (extreme financial hardship or ID theft are a few possible strategies) Consolidate loans Loan rehabilitation Pay off the debt, if possible Note: Employers might be allowed to charge a small fee for each payment, but they cannot discriminate
How To Stop Wage Garnishment for Defaulted Student Loan Debt
Student Loan Debt Crisis Breakdown
Best Free Grants To Pay Off Student Loans
Student Loan Rates Are Set to Rise
How Long Does It Take To Pay Off Student Loans?
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What Is the REPAYE Plan?
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Can I Use a Personal Loan to Pay Off My Student Loans?
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Why You Should Think Twice About Refinancing Federal Student Loans
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Thinking of Student Loan Rehabilitation? Here’s How It Works
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Understanding Student Loan Consolidation
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7 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans Faster
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What You Need to Know About Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses
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The Unemployed College Grad Survival Guide
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Unemployed? You May Be Able to Get Your Student Loans Deferred
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Is It Worth It to Defend a Credit Card Lawsuit?
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5 Ways to Reduce Your Student Loan Payments
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What Can Happen If You Do Not Repay Your Student Loans?
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What Is In-School Deferment?
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When Should You Put Your Student Loans on Deferment?
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What’s a Student Loan Grace Period and Should You Use It?
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Where to Find Out Who Your Student Loan Servicer Is
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Managing Student Loans: Delinquency and Default
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This Student Loan Repayment Plan Is Designed to Fit a Tight Budget
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Private Student Loans You Might Be Able to Discharge in Bankruptcy
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Get Info on Loan Forgiveness Programs for California Teachers
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5 Steps You Need to Take With Your Student Loans Once You Graduate
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If You Teach in Arkansas, These 2 Programs Might Help You
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Thinking of Consolidating Your Student Loans? Learn the Pros & Cons
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Learn About Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans
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10 Conditions Where You Don't Have to Repay Federal Student Loans
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Which Income-Driven Repayment Plan Is Best?
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A Simple Guide to Managing Your Student Loans
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Develop an Action Plan for Your Student Loans
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5 Ways to Reduce Your Student Loan Debt
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What Student Loan Origination Fees Really Cost Borrowers
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What to Do If You’re Defaulting on Student Loans
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Tips for Managing Overwhelming Student Loan Debt
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5 Ways to Get Teacher Loan Forgiveness
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Take Advantage of Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Programs
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Student loan forgiveness when the borrower dies or is disabled.
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Get the Lowdown on the Needs-Based Federal Perkins Student Loan