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Simple Ways To Repay Student Loan Debt

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The fun and games are at an end and now the seriousness of your student loan debt has hit you like a ton of bricks. Most students exit college nowadays with a massive pile of student debt waiting for them on the other side, which is when the money that they have borrowed looks more real to them and they begin to become anxious about how they will ever repay it. Many students end up with enough student loan debt that they could easily pay a mortgage off sooner than the debts that they have racked up during four, six, eight or even more years of education. There are simple solutions, however, to putting your debt on the right track.


One of the most important things that any student who is ready to go into student loan repayment can do is to consolidate their many, many student loans into one loan and then repay one lender. Not only does this help you avoid the confusion of paying off four, five, or even more loan servicers, it also helps you to typically finance your entire student loan debt under one (hopefully lower) rate of interest. Many students end up with more than one lender by graduation, and some have nearly a dozen. This can lead to confusion, a lot of paperwork to do when paying bills off each month, and varying rates of interest. By consolidating, you pay one rate of interest on everything that you owe for your education, which streamlines the payment process and will likely save you a heap of cash. This is especially true of consolidating student loans that are obtained from private sources that are usually more expensive than government loans.

If You Are Strapped Financially, Consider Forbearance

While it is not a good idea to let your student loans go into forbearance unless you absolutely have to, sometimes forbearance is the only option that students have if they are unable to get a job. Remember, however that forbearance (which allows you to forgo making payments on your student loans for particular amount of time) does not last forever, and eventually you will need a good plan to get your debt paid off.

Student Loans Will Not Go Away

Unlike many types of debt that can be gotten rid of simply by filing for bankruptcy protection, your student loans will follow you around for the rest of your life. You cannot file bankruptcy on your student loan debt, and student loan debt that goes unpaid can cause you serious financial problems, such as garnishment of your wages when you get a job, liens against any property that you own being filed, and your credit score plummeting to the point that you cannot even get a credit card. In some instances, if you become legally disabled, you can have your student loans forgiven. Otherwise, you are going to have to pay the student loan debt you have incurred back.

As you can see, not paying your student loan debt is not an option. For these reasons, you must craft a repayment plan that involves getting rid of your student debt through repayment or student loan consolidation.



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