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Where Can We Get a Lower Federal Student Loan Interest Rate?


“Dear Steve, My son is out of the country and I am paying off his loan. We are seniors. He has volunteered to pay himself. However, by the time currency exchanges have been calculated, it is cheaper for us the pay his loan. We have ‘’ loans at 6.8% which I think is very high. Is there anywhere we can ... Read More »

    How Can I Settle My Federal Student Loan for Less? – Ella

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    “Dear Steve, I owe about $55K in student loan debt. I am interested in doing a lump sum pay off at a discounted rate. When I spoke to my lender, Total Higher Education/Great Lakes, they said this was impossible since the loan was through the government. After reading a bit more, it seems that a discounted lump sum payment may ... Read More »

      Should I Payoff My Student Loans? – Sarah

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      “Dear Steve, I have about $19,000 in government-backed student loans at 2.25%. When I graduated, I was advised to NOT pay off the full debt right away and “take advantage” of the low interest rate. So, I have been paying slightly more than the minimum each month ($100) and have only knocked the principal down about $1000 since graduating in ... Read More »

        Being Sued for a Federal Student Loan? Don’t Panic. Read This!

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        A friend asked me recently what really happens to people who are being sued over a defaulted federal student loan that was referred to the Department of Justice by the Department of Education. So I had to do what I typically do with these types of questions and spent hours and hours pouring over lawsuits by the United States of ... Read More »

          Your Searches and Speed Round Answers

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          I was looking through the recent search phrases on the site this morning and thought I’d take a whack at answering some of them quickly so I’m trying a new approach, the speed round. What happens if you do not answer a debt collectors who is an attorney? If you mean answering the phone, you just flow further down the ... Read More »

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