Last updated on March 21, 2023 by College Financial Aid Advice.
Congress changes the program from time to time. In 2013, the fixed interest rate was changed to a variable interest rate, but it will still be a lower rate than you can get through a regular bank.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interest rates on federal student loans is temporarily reduced to 0% from March 13 2020 to December 31, 2022. You may choose to temporarily stop making these monthly payments if you wish. In addition, President Biden is proposing new loan repayment plans that will limit the student loan payments based upon income. So before you consolidate loans, you might want to investigate your options depending on the type of loans, particularly for Federal Pell grants and federal student loans.
Direct Consolidation Loans - Federal student loans consolidation help may be obtained from your local college financial aid office, or from the Federal Direct Consolidation Loans Information Center, if you have loans direct from the government.
Outside Lender FFELP Consolidation Loan - If your loans are through an outside lender, contact your bank or FFELP lender to see if you can consolidate your student loans.
Scholarships for 2023 - It is never too early or too late to work on your scholarship searches. If you are part of the high school class of 2023, you should work on your scholarship and college search now. See our list of Scholarships for High School Seniors
FAFSA - The official 2023 - 2024 FAFSA is now available. See information about FAFSA.
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