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8 Ways to Work off Student Loan

Postby Patricialamar » Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:15:53 -0500

If student loans didn’t come with the end “I owe you” stipulation, it would have been one of the better ways to fund your college life. Today, student loans have amounted to $1.2 trillion in debt. Students on average will graduate with over $40,000 in federal, private and state loans.

The thing about the real world is that you cannot take things for granted. You’ve got to offset the overwhelming debt rate before your graduation. Otherwise, it could take years to finally cover it all up. Fortunately, we have listed a bunch of solutions that will allow you to get the debt load off of your shoulders.

1. Find out about your loans

If you don’t know anything about how much of your loans add up after graduation, you’re not alone. Many students aren’t aware of how much they have to owe back once they leave. Once you have bagged your degree, there is no going back to making all of your loans disappear.

To find out how much of the federal loans you owe, see the National Student Loan Data System. You can directly contact your private lenders to find out how much you owe them. You can also get a free copy of your credit card and see who your lender is.

2. Community Service

Community services are part of the loan forgiveness plan in which some of your student loans can be dropped. What better way to let go of that nasty debt than wanting to contribute your services for the good of society?

3. Look at your payment options

There are some loans that can be altered based on what you earn. Find the loans that provide this option and be done with it before it’s missed. Unless you cannot meet the deadlines for the payment, you can ask for a deferment. If you play your cards right, about $40,000 can be forgiven for 2 years.

4. Put your payments on automatic

You can automatically choose to cut your payments from your bank accounts by most lenders. The federal government will be kind enough to cut your loans by a quarter of a percentage.

5. Create a budget

After you have figured your payment out, you have to construct a monthly budget plan and stick with it. This practice is essential for knowing how much money is going in and coming out. If need be, you can cut down on unnecessary spending so that you end up owing less than you already do.

6. Devise a repayment plan

Apart from student loans, there are students that rely on credit cards. Although on average, it is not as much as student loans, but that doesn’t mean interest rates will be any kinder. It is important to keep this in mind as much as your student loans.

Find out what you’re paying in interest every month and then formulate a good repayment plan.

7. Reduce your debt rate

If your present job is allowing you to earn $1000 more than your monthly debt, then you might have a chance to cut down the interest rate to your student loan. By doing this, you will be given a better chance at repaying the debt sooner when you refinance your student loan’s interest.

8. Boost your earnings

If your current job is not good enough to pay those nasty loans, then you will need to look for better opportunities. With that in mind, look around for job postings that are relevant with your skills and offer a bigger salary. One of the better ways to do so is to get a decent part-time job.

Although it may be risky, but you can start your own business based on your own interests.

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