How To Handle Student Loan Errors

As interest accrues, it may be added to the total balance of your loan if left unpaid. As a recent graduate, you may want to consider making student loan interest payments during your grace period to save money on the total cost of your loan. Repayment Options Depending on the types of loans you have, you will have different repayment options . Federal student loans offer great benefits, including flexible repayment options. Some options include tying your monthly payment to your income, extending your payments over a longer period of time, or combining multiple loans into one.
Source: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/11/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-your-student-loans/

So right now, and heading into December, scores of former students will have to begin repaying their student loans. No matter what your career, paying off student loans is hard enough on an entry-level salary. But the process can be even more stressful if you get billed the wrong amount for your student loans. What types of errors might you encounter, and how are such mistakes possible? Your payments may be misapplied or mistakenly credited to the wrong account at any given time, particularly if you have multiple student loans.
Source: http://www.ebony.com/career-finance/how-to-handle-student-loan-errors-888

Likewise, a buildup of credit enhancement driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades. Fitch has taken the following rating action: SLC Student Loan Trust 2009-1: — Class A-2 Rating Watch Negative maintained. SLC Student Loan Trust 2010-1: — Class A Rating Watch Negative maintained. Additional information is available at http://www.fitchratings.com . Applicable Criteria and Related Research: –‘Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria’ dated May 24, 2013; –‘Rating U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Criteria’ dated May 17, 2013.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitch-maintains-rating-watch-two-214200830.html

Why it’s so hard to settle student loan debt

Some borrowers miss out on this benefit because they put their loans on a military deferral, which halts payments while they are on active duty. Instead of stopping payments, troops should explore options to lower the amount due each month, such as income-based, income-contingent and pay-as-you-earn repayment plans. Each option bases monthly payments on annual earnings and family size. The reduced amount still counts as a full payment for public service loan forgiveness, even if the total amount due each month is zero dollars. Service members who leave the military before the 10-year mark can retain this benefit, as long as they move to another qualifying position.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/federal-programs-student-loan-relief-151022382.html

Student loan rates will feed federal profits

Private lenders have to go to court to get wage garnishments and can’t seize tax refunds or government benefits. Private student loans also are subject to state statutes of limitation that limit how long lenders can sue borrowers over unpaid debt. There are no statutes of limitation on (source) federal student loans. Borrowers, however, can unknowingly extend the statutes and invite lawsuits by making a single payment on an old debt or even acknowledging a debt is theirs, which is why Kantrowitz recommends hiring a lawyer to pursue a private student loan settlement. Settlement certainly isn’t an easy way out.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/04/us-weston-studentloans-idUSBRE9A30Q920131104

Most grace periods are only six months. Shutterstock Enlarge photo Summary After several months of enjoying post-college life, spring college graduates now need to start paying off those dreaded student loans. Most grace periods are only six months. SALT LAKE CITY After several months of enjoying post-college life, recent graduates need to start paying off those dreaded student loans. Typical federal loans have a six-month grace period, so now its time for spring 2013 graduates to crunch some numbers, choose repayment plans and start pinching pennies to get out of debt. (Debt) limits your choices.
Source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590273/Experts-offer-advice-about-paying-off-those-dreaded-student-loans.html?pg=all

Experts offer advice about paying off those dreaded student loans

They ranged from just freezing rates at the lower rate for a year to a complete overhaul of the system. But in the process of coming to a compromise plan, it became clear that whatever was passed had to be revenue-neutral, several experts said. That meant the plan had to at least match the profit levels projected by the CBO for what would happen if rates had increased on July 1. Making that profit stay shifted a lot of the burden onto parents and graduate students, Thompson said. “Unfortunately, this is a permanent change,” she said.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/25/student-loan-rates-will-feed-fed-profits/2696241/

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