Loan consolidation is the channel through which you can bring all your loans under one single policy and reduce the monthly payments by increasing the duration of the loan. Consolidation has loads of benefits, some being:
Lower rate of interest
Locking in loans at a lower interest rate
Lower monthly payments
Worrying about just one loan instead of many
Longer repayment schedule
Bear in mind that we are talking specifically about student loans. There is consolidation available from other type of loans too, but at EdFed we deal with only your student loans.
The logic behind consolidation is simple. consolidation merges all your loans and bills into one single payment. It reduces your (the borrower's) monthly bill of loan repayment. In simpler terms, think of it this way: If you have to pay $100 in 5 years, you pay $20 every year (ignoring any interest component), and if you have to pay the same $100 in 10 years, you pay $10 every year. And in certain cases, the monthly payment burden gets reduced, and the loan payment period also doesn't get increased. This is what consolidation does; it reduces your monthly expenditure on loan repayment and gives you that extra cash in hand.
Now to tell you a little bit more about the Student Consolidation Program. If your loan is eligible to be consolidated under this program (see the list below) then you don't have to worry about variable interest rates anymore. Under the Student Consolidation Program, the interest rates are fixed based on many technicalities such as the amount of loan outstanding, the interest rate currently paid, etc. This rate of interest would be fixed throughout the life of your loan. So no more watching the interest rate markets for fluctuations that can hamper your lifestyle.
The list of loans that can be consolidated under the Student Consolidation Program:
Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
Federal Supplemental Loans for Students (SLS)
National Direct Student Loans (NDSL)
Health Professions Student Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
All Federal Direct Student Loans (Direct Loans)
Health Education Assistance Loans (HEAL)
Nursing Student Loans
Student Consolidation Loans
Federally Insured Student Loans (FISL)
Loan from the Department of Education
If your loan falls under any of the above, then loan consolidation is a realistic option for you.
Irrespective of whether you are still a student or you have graduated, you can consolidate with EdFed and ensure lower interest rates and better terms.
At EdFed, we reduce your loan burdens. We offer you the following terms:
Lock in low interest rates.
No credit checks, No fees - Absolutely Free!
Loan period extendable to up to 30 years
Lower monthly payments by nearly 50%
Complete confidentiality maintained
Free live pre-qualification by government-approved agents
It's a U.S. Government Program
And it takes just 60 Seconds to Qualify!
How EdFed Helped others!
My consolidation with EdFed has been a great experience and I am happy to recommend everyone I know to you. Thank you for your help. - Jeffrey R. Baltimore, MD