My Federal Student Aid will not include information about any private student loans you may have received.
You have several options for getting your loan out of default.
You might also have access to alternative repayment plans you would not have had before, and you’ll be able to switch your variable interest rate loans to a fixed interest rate.
Loan consolidation can greatly simplify loan repayment by centralizing your loans to one bill and can lower monthly payments by giving you up to 30 years to repay your loans.
After your defaulted loan has been consolidated, your Direct Consolidation Loan will be eligible for benefits such as deferment, forbearance, and loan forgiveness.
You’ll also be eligible to receive additional federal student aid.
However, if you consolidate all those loans, you make a single payment.
No Extra Costs There are no application or processing fees and there are no prepayment penalties.
Visit the Federal Student Loan Consolidation Webpage for more information. You should know the interest rate, fees and terms before you sign any agreement.
These include repayment in full,loan rehabilitation, andloan consolidation.
If you can’t afford the initial monthly payment amount, you can ask ED or the guaranty agency to recalculate the payment amount based on your documented income and expenses.
Manage Monthly Budget Savings from reduced monthly payments allows you to pay other monthly bills with higher interest rates, such as credit cards.