For many of you, you, and
your parents began saving for college since you were young. It seems like
just a few years later high school is done, and college is ahead of you.
Although all of that saving helped some, it may still not be enough money
to pay for the college tuition, books, and housing. So after grants,
scholarships and all of your savings, you still may have to take out some
Once you have graduated
from college and have your degree it is soon time to pay back some loans.
If you find that you have many different loans you may want to consider
consolidating your college loans. So what is student loan
consolidation? In general, consolidating your student loans means that
one lending company, also known as a lender, will group together all of
your student loans that you have taken out. So instead of paying off 3 or
4 banks, or loans, at the same time, with different payments and different
interest rates, the college consolidation loan will have them all
into a single loan at a new fixed rate.
So letís take a look at
some of the benefits.
-The first and obvious
fact is you will only be responsible for one account to pay from one
financial institution. That makes life easier with only having one monthly
-In most cases the
interest rate for a student consolidation loan can be less and it should
not change over time.
-In most cases when you
consolidate your students loans together, it lowers your monthly
payment by extending the term of your loan.