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Consolidate Student Loans Debt - And Achieve Your Dream

Aug 7, 2008
Pursuing college education is one of the most expensive "necessities" in life. Almost all young people (oh and even the not-so-young ones) dream of entering college and obsessed to bring home a diploma. However, the sad fact is not everyone's privileged to enjoy this "right". The very reason why some or say, a big part of the population can't go through college is due to some financial matters. There are times when the education cost is just so high that you wouldn't know where to get the cash to pay for all school expenses. If this seems to be the problem, what will you do? Sell your stuff (even those you dearly love and can't afford to lose)? Borrow money from all the people you know and get ridiculed or the worse thing; stop dreaming? You don't need to get through all these troubles, the best thing you can do is consolidate student loans debt. Debt consolidation is combining all your existing student loans into just one new loan. Nevertheless, keep in mind that federal student loans and private student loans cannot be combined since each has unique terms , policies and conditions. You may choose from federal student loans consolidation or private student loans consolidation. A summary of both loans will be presented so as for you to determine which one would best suit your needs and which one you believe you can easily manage.

Federal student loans consolidation is a fixed-rate refinancing that combines one's all existing federal loans into one. The good thing about this type of consolidation is that it would tend to reduce the monthly interest and could cut as much as fifty percent of your monthly payment. When applying for this kind of loan credit checks, application fees and charges are not required too. Traditionally, a borrower is given up to ten years to repay the loan, but it had been lengthened to a maximum of thirty years. Since you are given a lower monthly payment, you can have extra money for some other necessities like house rents, car payments and bills. There are no overpayment penalties unlike for some other loans so you are allowed to make larger payments to reduce your repayment term.

If you have decided to have such a loan, loan counselors will educate you regarding your benefits and responsibilities as a borrower. A borrower may choose from several types of repayment schemes like equal payment, extended equal payment, graduated payment, and sensitive-income payment. Equal payment allows an equal monthly payment over the loan term. There are two-sub categories under the graduated payment scheme: the select2/graduated payment allows the borrower to pay the interest only for the first two years and an increase will take place on the third year while the select5/graduated payment do have the same conditions as the former but the payment increases including a part of the principal will increase from the third to fifth year.

Under an extended repayment scheme, the borrower is given up to thirty years for the repayment with the same conditions as the equal payment. You may choose from extended select 2 payment which allows one to repay the loan up to thirty years having the same terms with the select2/graduated payment while the extended select 5 also has the same terms like that of select5/graduated payment plan.
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