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What You Need To Know About The National Student Loan Data System

The National Student Loan Data System (or NSLDS) is a centralized database for student aid. Managed by the U.S. Department of Education, the NSLDS maintains details of all your federal student loan borrowing and repayment activity. This information is collated from the various organizations that administer and service federal student loans. Why You May Want …
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National Student Loan Debt Statistics: 2019

You hear quite a bit about student loan debt and the issues that arise from it here in the news. But have you ever had a chance to look at some of the statistics surrounding the money and debt involved? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the stats about Federal direct loans, private loans, …
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Did You Know These 6 Things About Sallie Mae Student Loans?

Sallie Mae is the largest private student loan lender in the US and provides funding for all sorts of higher education pursuits—from undergraduate school to MBAs and plenty more. When it comes to student loans, it pays to shop around to know exactly what you’re signing up for. So, if you are looking for a …
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Ways To Change Your Student Loan Interest Rate

When you take out a student loan, you’ll have an interest rate that you will have to pay on the amount that you borrow. For the most part, interest rates will remain consistent throughout the life of your loan (especially if you opted for a fixed rate). Interest rates greatly affect how you calculate student …
Consider doing financial awareness counseling after you took out a federal student loan
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What Is Financial Awareness Counseling For Federal Student Loans?

Financial Awareness Counseling is online interactive tool. Provided by the federal government, the tool helps students understand their loans and their commitment as borrowers.   All students and families who have federal student loans can access this tool by logging into their account on the Federal Student Aid site and clicking the Financial Awareness Counseling link. What …
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How To Choose Between a Fixed And Variable Interest Rate

As you research private student loans, you’ll come across the terms: fixed interest rate and variable interest rate. But what exactly does that mean? How do you choose between them? The Difference Between Fixed and Variable Interest Rates With a variable rate loan, the interest rate will change regularly depending on the market conditions. They …