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The Truth About Refinancing Student Loans
By Tripp Taylor, Sat Dec 10th

There are many students and graduates out there that arestruggling with paying for their student loans. Often times,these people have heard of refinancing student in order tomake their payments lower and more manageable. But before youconsider refinancing student loans, there are some things youshould first consider. Let this be your guide to the truth aboutrefinancing student loans.

Refinancing student often seems like a good idea. In fact,refinancing student is a good idea, if you use it to youradvantage. We shall go over that in a minute. First, you need toknow that most student are often of a variable percentagerate until the rate is locked through means of a loanconsolidation, or by refinancing the loan. Currently, interestrates are quite low so it is a good time for refinancing studentloans.

Refinancing student is only available to students who havealways paid their student loan bill on time. If this does notsound like you, then I wish you good luck trying to refinanceyour student loan. Refinancing rates are often offered betweenone and two percent lower than your original student loan rate.Most refinancing rates will save you up to 60 percent. But thisis where the drawback is that most people don't realize whenthey refinance their student loans.

The drawback is a hidden drawback that most people never reallysee. I will explain. In order to get your payment lower throughrefinancing, you are given a much longer time period to pay theloan off. Instead of 5 years, it may be 20! This may sound goodin the beginning. At the time, it will leave you with extramoney that you may need for other bills. But in reality, it justcosts you more money in the end because you will be payinginterest much longer to the lender.

The smart way to do it is to pay more towards your lowerinterest rate student loan bill that you have just refinanced.This way it is cheaper

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and you will pay it off much quicker thannormal. But only do this if you can afford it. If you refinancedyour student loan because you couldn't afford the payment, thenjust pay it off as best you can at your own pace.

This is the truth about refinancing student loans. Thisinformation can either be welcomed, or a hard thing to hear. Tryto use this information to help you when you refinance studentloans. If you utilize all of the information at hand, you shouldbe able to pay your loan off faster and save some money.

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