Experts Offer Advice About Paying Off Those Dreaded Student Loans

Graduates need to request the benefit when they enlist and must turn down the GI Bill. Military repayment assistance only applies to federal loans, which can be a point of confusion for some service members, he says. “The forms signed by new members of the military were not at all clear on this point,” he says. “While there have been some improvements, I still hear from veterans who are upset about it.” Additional federal benefits are available for service members directly in the line of fire. Troops stationed in hostile areas that qualify for special pay “do not have to pay interest on Direct Loans made on or after October 1, 2008, for up to 60 months,” according to the Department of Education , and those injured while serving may be able to have all of their federal student loans discharged.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/student-loan-relief-service-members_n_4254872.html

Are There Any Programs to Help With My Federal Student Loans?

And then have some fat, which tastes really good, and have a little fun, Brady said. 5. Spend smartly and avoid incurring more debt. Interest accumulates quickly, so try to pay more than the required monthly payment. Increasing your income certainly wont hurt either.
Source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590273/Experts-offer-advice-about-paying-off-those-dreaded-student-loans.html?pg=all

However, if interest rates were to spike, the bill makes provisions to cap the rates. Loans for undergraduates will be capped at 8.25% and for graduates at 9.5%. Over 10 years, the interest rates the government collects on student loans is expected to raise $715 million. It will go toward reducing deficits. Student loan interest rates could double The bill won support from Senate Republicans. However, left-leaning Democrats and student groups opposed the bill for hiking rates in coming years.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/24/news/economy/senate-student-loans/index.html

Unknowingly signed up for 300 term conditions in 2007. I have been paying $325/month since 2007 and the balance is visite site still what the principle balance was in 2007. My beginning balance was $43000 and i still owe this amount. My loans have been sold multiple times and i am now with Sallie Mae. The only concession Sallie Mae has offered to reduce my debt and pay off my loan quicker is a .25% decrease in interest by setting up direct payments with Sallie Mae through their website.
Source: http://www.wral.com/are-there-any-programs-to-help-with-my-federal-student-loans-/13099507/

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