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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.


The Differences Between Student Loan Consolidation And Refinancing

You’re probably heard both terms: student loan consolidation and student loan refinancing. A lot of people use them interchangeably, which adds to the confusion. However, student loan consolidation and student loan refinancing are two different tactics that borrowers can take to help them with their student loan payments, and they each apply in different situations. In some cases, student loan…

Why Refinance Your Student Loans With a Credit Union?

Are you looking to refinance student loans? Are you searching for a low interest rate? Have you thought about a local credit union rather than a large bank conglomerate? Credit unions are sometimes viewed as local banks with limited services. With the expansion of online access, mobile apps, satellite locations, and expanded ATM access, access to a local credit union…

Students and Parents Use the 1098-T for the American Opportunity Tax Credit

Taxes are always a certainty, but if you or your family are spending money on education there may be ways to increase a tax refund by claiming educational credits. It’s tax season once again, and while people entering student loan repayment may start claiming interest costs on their taxes, people currently enrolled may have another opportunity to save some money….

Latest federal student loan deal offers compromise at a cost

While the #dontdoublemyrate campaign helped to raise topic awareness with students, it fizzled out, and rates increased as quickly as July temperatures. Over the near three week period since then, a range of politicians have proposed different deals but none have been able to materialize into a solution, leaving many frustrated students and families to deal with yet another increased…