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Student Loan Refinancing: Variable vs
Fixed Rate

When student loan borrowers are looking to refinance student loans, they typically come across two options: a fixed rate
student loan and a variable rate student loan. Variable rate student loans are the most common when refinancing or
consolidating your loans, but fixed rate loans are available.

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What is Student Loan Refinancing?

What Is Student Loan Refinancing? Typically when you take out loans, it’s because you want to pay for something expensive. Whatever this item or service is, it costs so much that you can’t afford to pay for it with the cash you have on hand. So you take out a loan, which provides you with a sum of money that…

What Does the CARES Act Extension Mean for You?

On August 6th, 2021, the Biden administration announced the CARES Act Extension. Borrowers who hold federal student loans will now be interest and payment-free until January 31st, 2022. The pause on federal student loan payments, also know as ‘the freeze’, has provided necessary relief to millions of student loan borrowers. Borrowers have been presented with opportunities to focus on other…

Organizing and Maintaining Your Daily Finances

After high school, your personal daily finances become complex. Then, after college, they become even more complex. With each additional milestone in life, your personal finances become more challenging to deal with – simply because there is more and more “stuff” to keep track of. When you’re in high school, you might have a job and some spending money. This…

Staying the Course to Graduate College on Time

Plans can change. Whether it’s due to our own actions or circumstances beyond our control, getting off track is unsettling. If you hope to graduate college on time, plan now for alternative ways to complete the school year. While we should always hope for the best, it’s smart to stay flexible during uncertain times. Here are five tips to help you…

How to Balance College Life on a Budget

When students enter the world of higher education, they are faced with an abundance of opportunities to expand their social horizons. However, taking on too much can often lead to stress and a neglect for financial responsibility. It’s important to learn how to successfully balance your academic, work, and social life without feeling overwhelmed so you can stay on top…

Benefits of Paying Student Loan Interest in College

The financial decisions you make in college can significantly affect your future. College decision making doesn’t just apply to the major you choose or your college courses. One major financial decision a college student can make is paying interest on student loans while in school. Making smart financial moves in college can make your financial future easier, putting you on…

3 Common Student Loan Refinancing Myths

Student loan falsehoods can be costly. For example, myths related to student loan refinancing could cause borrowers to overlook a simple way to lower monthly payments or save money over the life of the loan. But with so much information circulating about student loans, it’s difficult to tell myth from fact. Here are three common student loan refinancing myths. Myth…

4 Questions to Ask Before Declaring a College Major

Getting into college was only the beginning of your higher education journey. If your sophomore year is coming up or about to end, it might be time to seriously consider committing to a degree plan. The sooner you declare a major, the sooner you can graduate and work in your desired field. Many college students declare a major too early…

Money Saving Strategies: College to Career Transition

Looking toward what comes after college can be quite daunting. That transition from college to career causes major culture shock for many students. This is due to the fact that college can become its own little universe, not much of the world can touch you. However, when you venture out into adult life, it’s important to implement good money saving…

10 Common Private Student Loan Application Mistakes to Avoid

Unfortunately, some student’s federal aid doesn’t cover the full cost of their tuition. Private student loans offer a solution. Private student loans have the ability to be used for tuition, books, supplies and housing fees. It’s important to be aware of common private student loan application mistakes before submission. Let’s take a look… Mistake #1: Applying for private student loans…

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