Which Student Loan Repayment Plan Should You Choose?

Did you know that the Department offers several different repayment plans ? You can read more about that below or you can try our repayment estimator to find out which repayment plan is best for you. Just log in , http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net and the tool will pull your federal student loan information and allow you to compare our different repayment plans side by side: Here are the details on each repayment plan we offer: Standard Repayment Plan The most basic type of repayment plan is the Standard Repayment Plan .This is the default plan for most types of student loans.It breaks down your loan balance into monthly payments of at least $50 for up to ten years.In general, this is the plan that will cost you the least amount of money in interest payments. Graduated Repayment Plan Under the Graduated Repayment Plan , monthly payments start out low and increase every two years during the 10-year repayment period. This plan is best for borrowers whose income may start out low but is expected to increase.
Source: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/11/which-student-loan-repayment-plan-should-you-choose/

Fitch Maintains Rating Watch on Two SLC Student Loan Trusts

Then make a schedule and a budget. Setting up automatic payments will help you avoid missed payments, which will hurt your credit score and let you develop poor financial behaviors. Helping someone pay off debt isnt just about the mathematics. Its about the behavior control mechanisms they have. You just have to be disciplined, said Patrick Brady, a financial adviser who has counseled millions of dollars of student loan debt for the Utah Medical Association. 3.
Source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590273/Experts-offer-advice-about-paying-off-those-dreaded-student-loans.html?pg=all

Experts offer advice about paying off those dreaded student loans

The median monetary recovery is $700; the maximum amount of relief granted thus far is $75,000. Geographically, PIRG found that states with higher average student debt also tended to have borrowers who complained to the CFPB more frequently. Overall, borrows from the Northeast were much more likely to file a CFPB complaint, with consumers from the District of Columbia having the highest complaint-to-borrower ratio. Conversely, borrowers from the South and Midwest were the least likely to complain. These regional variations could warrant additional research especially when one considers that the vast majority of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are located in the South. Further, How America Pays for College, a 2012 research report from Sallie Mae, the nations largest financial services company specializing in education, found that among Black families, 51 percent borrow for college costs and 35 percent of Black students take out loans in their own names to attend four-year institutions, both public and private.
Source: http://northdallasgazette.com/2013/11/10/private-student-loans-no-better-than-using-a-credit-card-for-college/

Private student loans no better than using a credit card for college

Borrowers who sign up for automatic debit may qualify for a .25 percentage point interest rate reduction while enrolled to make scheduled monthly payments. Contact Your Loan Servicer. If you need help, know that the first place to turn should be your loan servicer. If you are experiencing financial difficulty and are going to miss a payment, call your loan servicer BEFORE you miss a payment. They can explore the options available and help you to keep your loans in good standing. 2013 CBS Interactive Inc..
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505144_162-57611290/how-to-pay-your-student-loans/

Student loan rates will feed federal profits

Any remaining amounts in the account will be released on the October 2016 quarterly distribution date. Satisfactory Servicing Capabilities: Sallie Mae Inc., as servicer, is responsible for servicing both trusts. Fitch believes Sallie Mae is an acceptable servicer of FFELP student loans. Rating Sensitivities Since FFELP student loan ABS rely on the U.S. government to reimburse defaults, ‘AAAsf’ FFELP ABS ratings will likely move in tandem with the ‘AAA’ U.S.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitch-maintains-rating-watch-two-214200830.html

How to pay your student loans

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 141 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama Student loan rates will feed federal profits David Jesse, Detroit Free Press 12:44 a.m. EDT August 26, 2013 The Congressional Budget Office projects the government to clear $175 billion in profit over the next decade on student loans. President Barack Obama signs the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 in the Oval Office at the White House on Aug.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/25/student-loan-rates-will-feed-fed-profits/2696241/


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