But it can be hard to know what the right answer is.
Consolidation is one of those words that conjures images of simplicity, organization, and perhaps even post-clutter serenity.
Loans that can be consolidated include direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans, subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, SLS loans, Federal Perkins loans and Health Education Assistance loans, among others.
Private education loans are not eligible for consolidation.
You may be able to extend your repayment terms, pay a lower average interest rate, reduce your monthly payment amount, fix your interest rate or simply benefit from having a singular, simplified and streamlined monthly payment amount.
However, loan consolidation is not always the answer.
You may end up paying more in total interest after you consolidate your student loan debts.
View the Total Cost of Borrowing Before you apply, we encourage you to carefully consider whether consolidating your existing debt is the right choice for you.I’ll also share my own experience in consolidating my student loans.There are several reasons why you may want to consolidate your student loans.There are many companies looking to take advantage of people struggling with their student loans.It is critical that you do your research before you make any student loan consolidation decision.