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Our Credit.com experts provide you with common sense student loan advice. Find out what to consider & how to get the best deals when shopping for loans or credit cards to finance college. Understand the impact of deferring student loans, how to manage your payments during college and post-college and how student loans can affect your credit.

12 Ways Student Loan Debt Is Holding People Back

12 Ways Student Loan Debt Is Holding People Back

12 Ways Student Loan Debt Is Holding People Back

Student loan debt has increased significantly over the last 20 years, from an average among new graduates in 1996 of $12,850 to more than $35,000 in 2016. This debt is having a lasting impact on the financial, personal and emotional lives of graduates, a recent survey by the Student Loan Report found. The survey of 1,220 college... Read More

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Wells Fargo is sweetening the deal on its private student loans for members of Amazon Prime Student, both companies announced Wednesday. Amazon Prime Student members who apply for any of Wells Fargo’s private student loan products are eligible for a 0.50% interest rate discount, according to the bank’s site. Members can also get a 0.25% interest rate reduction for enrolling... Read More

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

It’s getting harder and harder for young Americans to graduate from college and not face a mountain of student loan debt repayments. In fact, a White House report noted that nearly 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with some level of student loan debt. Krystal Metcalfe, 29, reportedly falls into that category and is dealing... Read More

How to Get Your Student Loans Out of Default (Without Getting Scammed)

How to Get Your Student Loans Out of Default (Without Getting Scammed)

How to Get Your Student Loans Out of Default (Without Getting Scammed)

Federal student loans have grown to become a national problem, with total amounts far surpassing all other types of non-mortgage debt. Even as auto loan and credit card delinquencies remain at historic lows, student loan default rates have remained a consistent problem despite several attempts by the federal government to offer relief and streamline the... Read More

Fewer People Are Behind on Their Private Student Loans

Fewer People Are Behind on Their Private Student Loans

Fewer People Are Behind on Their Private Student Loans

Any good news about student loans is sure to raise an eyebrow or two. After all, there aren’t a lot of good things to say about something that’s weighing on Americans’ finances and breaking records like an athlete hopped up on performance-enhancing drugs. Despite that, there seems to be something positive happening in the world of private student loans.... Read More

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