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Federal Loan Consolidation

Are you having difficulty managing your monthly student loan payments? Consolidating your Federal Perkins Loan and/or Stafford Loan obligations is a good way to make repayment easier and often can lower your monthly payment(s). In addition, you'll be responsible for just one payment each month (instead of a separate payment for each of your loans) and you may also be able to 'lock in' a lower interest rate.

On the other hand, your new consolidation loan interest rate may be higher, which can result in a greater total amount of interest required to be paid over the life of the loan, especially if you select a longer repayment schedule. However, the benefit of having a lower single monthly payment may outweigh the higher total finance charges.

To determine whether consolidating your student loans is an option for you, click here.

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