Student Loan Refinancing Rates Fall to New Lows

Student Loan Refinancing Rates Fall to New Lows

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The Federal Reserve’s attempts to protect the economy during the coronavirus pandemic have pushed average rates for qualified borrowers refinancing student loans to new lows this summer. According to an analysis of a sample of more than 17,000 student loan refinancings facilitated by the Credible marketplace, during June: Rates on 10-year fixed-rate loans averaged 4.48%,
How to Get or Refinance Arkansas Student Loans

How to Get or Refinance Arkansas Student Loans

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Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus Information Center for additional news and details. *          *          * The average
Refinancing to an ARM: What You Need to Know

Refinancing to an ARM: What You Need to Know

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When fixed-rate mortgage rates start dipping, it might be a good idea to consider refinancing your fixed-rate loan into an adjustable rate mortgage with lower interest during the introductory period. ARMs can be a good choice if you want the lowest rate initially (though the rate likely will increase later) or if you plan to
Education Department Announces 5 New Federal Loan Servicers

Education Department Announces 5 New Federal Loan Servicers

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The Department of Education announced it signed contracts in June with five federal loan servicers that it hopes will bring the long-awaited Next Gen platform to fruition. F.H. Cann & Associates, Maximus Federal Services and Trellis Company, along with two holdovers from the current list of nine servicers — the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority
Credible Makes Next-Gen Private Student Loan Marketplace Available to Colleges and Universities

Credible Makes Next-Gen Private Student Loan Marketplace Available to Colleges and Universities

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Students headed to college this fall will find it easier than ever to discover and compare their private student loan options with multiple lenders when using the next generation of Credible’s industry-leading marketplace. Significant improvements to Credible’s private student loan marketplace were inspired by feedback from students and parents, and include: A guided ‘concierge’ experience
7 Tips for Job Hunting in the Time of Coronavirus

7 Tips for Job Hunting in the Time of Coronavirus

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As a graduating college senior, you have likely seen your life turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only have you had to adapt to virtual learning, but you’re also set to graduate into a climate of intense economic uncertainty. While it’s normal to feel discouraged about your chances of employment at this time,
Tuition & Room and Board: On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Costs

Tuition & Room and Board: On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Costs

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On top of your tuition, one of the biggest chunks of the total cost of attendance for your college education is your room and board. Room and board includes what you’ll pay to rent a dorm or apartment and cover meal costs. Living off campus could potentially reduce your living costs, which would cut down
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Parent’s Guide to Applying for Private Student Loans

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Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government and many lenders. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus Information Center for additional news and details. *          *          * If your child has
4 Ideas for Building Credit as a College Student

4 Ideas for Building Credit as a College Student

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If you’re wondering how to build credit as a college student, you’re on the right track. After all, your credit score comes into play everywhere from applying for private student loans to filling out an application to rent an apartment. This is because your credit score allows lenders to get an idea of your entire
10 Key Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Student Loans

10 Key Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Student Loans

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Refinancing your student loans can be a smart strategy. You may be able to secure a lower student loan rate, reduce your monthly payments or otherwise renegotiate the terms of your debt. But like most money moves, refinancing needs to be carefully thought out to ensure it’s the best option for you personally. While it
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