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    Default Consolidating Student Loans - Help Please!

    I have significant student loan debt.

    Through Chase Bank: $26,000
    Through University Accounting Services: $5,000
    Through the Government: $42,000

    Yes, I know it's bad.

    I have no idea where to start with consolidating. I want to leave the government loans alone if possible and not consolidate those if it will help me. I want to consolidate the other two loans that are at 6% and 9%.

    Advice? Companies to go through? Help?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meredith1629 View Post
    I have significant student loan debt.

    Through Chase Bank: $26,000
    Through University Accounting Services: $5,000
    Through the Government: $42,000

    Yes, I know it's bad.

    I have no idea where to start with consolidating. I want to leave the government loans alone if possible and not consolidate those if it will help me. I want to consolidate the other two loans that are at 6% and 9%.

    Advice? Companies to go through? Help?

    Thanks in advance!
    I'm pretty sure that leaving the government loans out of the consolidation will be a good idea. I am also in the same boat.

    20,000 through Sallie Mae (SUCK) (two different loans)
    30,000 through the government (four loans)

    I'd like to pay more than the minimum payments, but I've just graduated, so I dont know what my loan payments are really going to look like. Ideally, I'd like to pay it off in 5-8 years. : \

    I'll also be looking for advice. All of this is just way to overwhelming.

    Hopefully you obtained a degree. I know a few people who have 70,000+ in loans, and dropped out a year before they were to graduate. At least have something to show for all of that hard work. : \
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    I am glad that I'm not the only one in my boat. I currently am paying 33% of my net monthly income to student loans. That is the minimum! The $75 is from only two years of graduate school, but I DID get the degree.

    Hopefully someone here will have some advice for us. I feel like I will never get these paid off.
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    Sorry I don't have any advice on consolidating. I had three student loans totalling $50K but they were all govt. I was able to get them to lower the interest rate by calling and pleading my case. You can pay them off but it will be slow and steady. I paid mine off within a year but my net income was $62,000 at the time.
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    Just wanted to add my contribution to the commiseration pot and make you all feel better: I still have close to $80k in student loans... and I'm almost 8 years out of school. Silly me, I thought that if I ignored them, they'd go away. Ummmm, yeah. Actually, just the reverse.

    New day - Older, wiser, rolling up sleeves and getting out the mop. Time to clean up the mess.

    Strength in numbers, all! WE can do this!!!

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