What is Student Loan Consolidation?
Student loan consolidation is a process where you take your existing student loans and combine them into one single loan, a master loan if you want to call it and in the process significantly reducing your monthly loan payments. There are wide variations on how much you can save by consolidating your loans and is completely dependent on each individual’s situation, students loans, rate of interest of the loans, variable or fixed student loans and so on.
Student Loan Consolidation Types
There are basically two types of student loan consolidation programs. One offered by the government or Federal Student Loan Consolidations program and the other offered by private financial institutions such as banks called as Private Student Loan Consolidation.
Why Consolidate My Student Loans?
Student loan consolidation offers tremendous benefits to a borrower. Imagine by consolidating your loans you can reduce your monthly payments up to 50% in some cases. You have the opportunity to significantly reduce your monthly payment outflow and reduce your overall interest payments on your loan. Apart from reducing your payments, consolidating your loans will also reduce and simplify your payments. Imagine have to deal with one lender rather than a bunch of lenders.
Can I Consolidate Student Loans taken by two different people?
A very common questions asking if one person can combine or consolidate their student loan with their wife or husband. Unfortunately you now can no longer consolidate yours and your spouses student loans anymore. There are many reasons but the main four reasons why it is impractical to for spousal student loan consolidation is Divorce, Death, Disability and Deferment.
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