Where can I get the best interest rate on a student loan (to be paid back in 2009)?

Answer Go to the financial aid department at your school. They will have the applications to fill out and be able to tell you what student loans are available. I think the interest rates on student loan... Read More »

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How can I get rid of my private student loan and switch to a federal loan with a lower interest rate?

Call the US Department of Education because sometimes they will buy your loan off and then you can pay them instead. I have a student loan through the Dept. of Ed. and my interest is only 2%. Cal... Read More »

What does it mean if a interest rate is "FIXED" such as student loan?

It means that the interest rate will stay the same all the time.

What is the average interest rate for a student loan?

The Federal Family Education Loan program and Direct Loan program interest rates are set by Congress and are variable. As of February 2011, Stafford loans taken before July 1, 2006 have a 6.8 perce... Read More »

Can I Deduct Interest Paid on a Defaulted Student Loan?

Until 2012, the Internal Revenue Service subsidizes some of the cost of most student loans with a deduction on student loan interest. However, just having a student loan does not necessarily qualif... Read More »