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Money Management - After Graduation
When it comes time to start repaying your student loan(s), you can select a repayment plan that’s right for your financial situation. Generally, you'll have from 10 to 25 years to repay your loan, depending on which repayment plan you choose.
With careful financial planning and a completed education, you’ll be well on your way to success. Use this guide to learn more about how to set a budget, pick a repayment plan, become financially savvy, and more!
Learn how to stay on top of your student loan payments, and what your options are if you go into default.
Your credit score is the key to your financial life and is used by mortgage lenders, car loan lenders, credit card companies, landlords, cell-phone companies, and even prospective employers to size whether you are a good or bad credit risk.
A Direct Consolidation Loan allows a borrower to consolidate (combine) multiple federal student loans into one loan. The result is a single monthly payment instead of multiple monthly payments. See if it’s right for you, and use the National Student Loan Data System to review your federal loan history!