Master of Degrees, Shackled by Death. This was a dreadful fact that students have been struggling every time they invest for their studies. They usually end up in debt.
There’s been a g realty wide protest recently that the student loans from ages under 30 has “more than doubled since the beginning of 2005.” Seriously, there has to be some disciplinary issues to be implied, and it has to act now.
That’s why we need to really be informed in how a student should manage his debts especially when his future education is at stake. To be honest, we ourselves don’t want to be spending almost all our professional years paying the debts we used to have when we were still studying right? So we need to take heed of these tips. Anna Swindle wrote such in a certain site where she interviewed some students and grads about their loan process. Check these out.
Q: Who can you go to find someone who will speak plain English about this process?
A: “I always refer people back to the financial aid people at their college,” said Cindy Bailey, a senior policy analyst at College Board. “They’re the most generous, well-meaning people in the world. They want to be helpful to kids and their families.”
Q: What if you graduated and the grace period on your loans have ended, but you are not able to make the minimum payments?
A: The best thing to do in this situation is to contact your lender as soon as possible. If you’re late or delinquent on payments, that can begin to affect your credit.
Q: Should you consolidate your loans?
A: First of all, it’s important to understand what loan consolidation means. Essentially, consolidating a loan means you combine all your loans (for example, a federal and a private loan) into one lower payment. The second part of consolidation is that your repayment time is extended.
For people who either have several types of loans or who are having trouble making complete monthly payments, consolidation can be the right option. If you’re able to pay your student loan bill pretty easily each month, though, the best advice is not to consolidate.