Category Archives: Federal loans

FAFSA help

If you are planning to attend college in the fall and you haven’t done so already, you will want to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application by March 2, 2014. How can you meet … Continue reading

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Completing the FAFSA

If you’re planning to use financial aid for college next year, the FAFSA is the place to begin.  The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is your gateway to receive all kinds of federal and state financial aid. Complete … Continue reading

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Can I Lower My Student Loan Interest Rate?

One of the common questions we get here at the StudentLoanDown blog is, “Can I lower my student loan interest rate?” Whether you’re looking to lower your monthly payment because you can’t afford it or are just interested in decreasing … Continue reading

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Repayment Tips for Student Loan Borrowers

For May graduates, student loan repayment begins during November or December following a six-month grace period that is allowed on most federal and private student loans. Although graduates may understand the value of a college degree, navigating life after college… Continue reading

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Postpone your student loan repayment

We already talked about ways you could possibly lower your monthly student loan obligations. But if you’re looking for a way to postpone your student loan payments, there may be an option for you as well. Under certain circumstances, borrowers… Continue reading

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Lower your monthly student loan obligations

Folks, we’ve made it through another graduation season. The gowns and mortar boards are packed away, and now many graduates are focused on their finances during the first months out of college. Student loan repayment is just down the road…. Continue reading

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It’s Financial Literacy Month

Here at the Student LoanDown, we like to think that every month is financial literacy month. But this April, it actually is National Financial Literacy Month!  Time to brush up on your financial fundamentals! One of the personal finance bloggers… Continue reading

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Can I lower my student loan interest rate?

One of the questions we Student LoanDown bloggers get asked frequently (through comments and our Ask the Expert tool) is, “Can I lower my student loan interest rate?” Some folks are looking to lower their monthly payment because they’re not… Continue reading

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Renew old, seek new funds

Caroline has already gone over some details of the FAFSA for beginners, but what about those of you who filed a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid)  last year? You need to complete a FAFSA every year you’re in… Continue reading

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Realistic resolutions

Happy 2009! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  I’m not a particularly successful resolution-keeper. Last year, I vowed to eat healthier, and for six weeks it was nothing but oatmeal for breakfast, salads for lunch, and Lean Cuisine®  for… Continue reading

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