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  • Should I Refinance My Student Loans to Lower the Interest Rate? – Jessica

    Question: Dear Steve, I have a total of $12,514.34 in school loans between three loans with Navient. Loan 1-03 is subsidized and has a total balance of $2072.68 left with an interest rate of 4.5%. On loan...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Student Loan Consolidator No Longer Considers FICO

    following a successful pilot program that began in the fall of 2015, leading online lender SoFi announced that it no longer factors FICO scores into its loan qualification process. Instead, the company considers three criteria — employment...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • I Consolidated My Student Loans But They Left Some Sallie Mae Ones Out

    Question: Dear Steve, Hi, a few months ago I consolidated my student loans through a FedLoan servicing company. They consolidated my loans from Sallie Mae, Navient, and Nelnet. I was told by one of their employees after...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • How Can I Consolidate All My Private Student Loans

    “Dear Steve, I’m looking to consolidate private/government student loans I have a few several outstanding loans with both public and private entities from graduate school (Navient, Nelnet, Discover student loans). is there a way to consolidate these...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Help Student Loan Default – Review. Are They a Scam?

    Company Name Help Student Loan Default / College Education Services Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers I saw an advertisement that claimed people with defaulted student loans could end their default in less than...

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Student Loan Consolidation Assistance Slippery Slope of Compliance

    Recently the site has received a number of great comments about if student loan consolidation assistance services should be regulated or are already regulated under state laws.You can read all the article on this topic, here. When...

    • Posted March 4, 2013
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  • Student Loan Consolidation Opportunities and the Best Way to Lower Your Student Loan Payments

    A frequent question we get on has to do with student loans. Quite frankly many of them are a financial death sentence and a trap. Student loans are one of the worst debts you can owe....

    • Posted January 24, 2012
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  • Where can I find help for a student loan consolidation?

    I have a masters degree in secondary education and teach high school social studies in Ohio. I am having difficulty managing/finding/consolidating my student loans. Is there an organization I can pay or use to help me do...

    • Posted January 9, 2012
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  • Drowning in Student Loans?

    If you can’t make payments on your student loans, don’t panic. Don’t just give up and invite default, either. Default means that your credit will be damaged and your loan balance will increase dramatically with the addition...

    • Posted June 7, 2010
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  • Your Searches and Speed Round Answers

    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...

    • Posted December 28, 2009
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  • I Can’t Find a Debt Consolidation options for My TERI Student Loans. – Amanda

    “Dear Steve, I have the current dilemma regarding my student loans. When I first went to college I had to get a loan as soon as possible in order to stay in the dorms, so without proper...

    • Posted December 10, 2009
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  • I’m Drowning in Private Student Loans. – Kathy

    Kathy “Dear Steve, I graduated from an affordable college four years ago with $70K in student debt. Because my parents made $200K per year, but were unwilling to help me pay for college, I was ineligible for...

    • Posted February 23, 2009
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