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Should you rush to refinance your student loans? (To analyse)

By Cecilia Clark | NerdWallet Even with federal student loan forbearance and talk of forgiveness prospects, student loan interest rates still matter — and nothing underscores that point better than the likelihood of them rising soon. Private student borrowers, whose payments are not suspended and who will not benefit from any federal cancellations, may be […]

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Should you rush to refinance your student loans? |

Even with federal student loan forbearance and talk of forgiveness prospects, student loan interest rates still matter — and nothing underscores that point better than the likelihood of them rising soon. Private student borrowers, whose payments are not suspended and who will not benefit from any federal cancellations, may be wondering if now is their […]

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Explosive Report Claims This Student Loan Service Deceived Student Loan Borrowers

President Joe Biden (Photo by Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images A bombshell new report claims this student company misled student borrowers. Here’s what you need to know and what it means for your student loans. Student loans A new report published by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) […]

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With interest rates about to rise, is it time to refinance your student loans?

Catherine Lane/Getty Images When you take out a student loan, you agree to a specific interest rate and repayment schedule. But what are your options when other lenders offer better deals than your current loan or your monthly payment gets too high? Refinancing student loans can be the solution to high interest rates. When you […]

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Student Loan Cancellation Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

President Joe Biden (Photo by Jim WATSON/AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Canceling a student loan doesn’t mean what you think it means. Here’s what you need to know. Student loans Will President Joe Biden Forgive Your Student Loans? White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Biden could […]

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This is the average student loan debt in each state

item New data from the Institute for College Access & Success shows where the Class of 2020 has the highest student loan balances. (Stock) A college degree gives graduates the chance to get higher-paying jobs in specialized fields, but it can come with a hefty price tag that leaves many Americans with crippling student loan […]

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93% of student borrowers not ready to start payments again in May

item Student loan repayments resume in May, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of borrowers are not financially prepared. (Stock) Federal student loan repayments resume May 1 after more than two years of COVID-19 emergency forbearance. However, 93% of student borrowers are not ready to resume their payments, according to a February survey […]

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Survey: 93% of student borrowers not ready to start payments again in May

Student loan repayments resume in May, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of borrowers are not financially prepared. (iStock) Federal student loan repayments resume May 1 after more than two years of COVID-19 emergency forbearance. However, 93% of student borrowers are not ready to resume their payments, according to a February survey conducted […]

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5 Ways to Get $0 Student Loan Payments

Getty Getty Here are 5 ways to get $0 student loan repayments. Here’s what you need to know. Student loans With student loan payments set to resume after May 1, 2022, President Joe Biden may extend the student loan payment pause for an unprecedented fourth time. If that doesn’t happen, however, The Debt Collective – […]

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The 9 fastest ways to pay off student loans, according to experts

mapodile/Getty Images Your student loans can eat up a big chunk of your budget each month, especially when you’re starting out on your own, making it that much harder to save for a home, build up your retirement savings, and pursue other financial goals. It’s also not uncommon to still be saddled with student loan […]

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Who is my student loan agent?

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. Wondering who your student loan manager is? […]

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These 2.4 million borrowers may not qualify for student loan forgiveness

Americans with private student debt would not qualify for the sweeping federal loan forgiveness proposed by prominent Democrats. (iStock) Total student debt outstanding continues to climb as many borrowers do not have access to debt relief programs, such as student loan forgiveness. But even if President Joe Biden is able to deliver on his campaign […]

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My mother co-signed student loans for my now disabled sister. How can we pay them back?

How to get out of student loan debt. Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: My mother co-signed my sister’s student loan for her online school, but life got in the way of my sister and due to her mental health (she is now considered totally disabled) she was unable to make her payments. Then the student loan company […]

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Seniors and Student Loan Debt: Is There a Way Out?

designer491/Getty Images/iStockphoto The problem of growing student debt in the United States largely concerns young people who are struggling to repay their loans in addition to their other bills. But seniors on fixed incomes also face many of the same challenges. See: Navient student loan settlement leaves many people with a bill to pay Find: […]

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Biden administration writes off another $415 million student loan debt: Are you eligible?

Nearly 16,000 borrowers will receive $415 million in student loan forgiveness after the Department of Education approved a series of Borrower Defense Applications on February 16. (iStock) If you borrowed federal student loans to attend a college that engaged in misconduct, you may be eligible for full debt forgiveness under the Borrower Defense Program until […]

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I co-signed my daughter’s private student loan. Am I responsible if she declares bankruptcy?

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. The Credible Money Coach shares information about […]

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Do you have to claim student loans on your taxes?

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. You do not have to report student […]

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Things Lenders Consider Before Refinancing a Student Loan

(STL.News) There is a staggering increase in student debt held by US borrowers. Current statistics show that US consumers’ cumulative student loans have reached $1.75 trillion. This is a huge total debt, the vast majority of which comes from the federal government. Those who want to pay off their student debt faster might consider things […]

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February 22, 2022 – Lending Rates Rise Slightly – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Refinanced student loan rates increased last week. Despite the rise, if you want to refinance your student loans, you can still get a relatively low rate. For borrowers with a credit score […]

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Navient’s student loan settlement leaves many with a bill to pay

spawn / Getty Images/iStockphoto Student loan giant Navient made headlines last month when it agreed to forgive $1.7 billion in debt and pay $95 million in restitution for predatory lending practices, but all of its borrowers will not benefit from the settlement. See: Navient Student Loan Settlement – Are You Eligible for a $260 Restitution […]

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31% of large companies plan to offer student loan assistance in the next 2 years, data shows

Nearly a third of large companies plan to offer student loan assistance programs in the next two years, according to a new study. (iStock) In order to attract loyal workers in today’s job market, some employers have started offering student loan assistance programs. Recent research from the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) showed that about […]

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Will student loans get more expensive when the Fed raises interest rates?

Kameleon007 / iStock.com The impact of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes on student loans falls firmly into the “it depends” category – primarily about who provided the loan and when you got it. See: 4 of the Best Student Loan Refinance CompaniesFind: 10 ways to pay off your student loans in a year Your loan […]