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Explainer: Federal student loan interest rates to jump

While rates aren’t set in stone yet, interest rates on new federal student loans are expected to jump this July. We’ve updated our Paying for College tool using our best guess of what the rates will be, so you can have a better estimate of what your monthly payment might be after graduation.

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What sunshine for student financial products can show us

Some of these agreements were difficult to find, but here are a few examples of the different agreements financial institutions have with colleges and universities. We didn’t verify whether these agreements are current, but the examples give us a sense of how some of these agreements work.

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Sunshine for student financial products

Today, Director Cordray is alerting financial institutions about the potentially risky practice of making secret payments to colleges and universities to market deposit accounts, prepaid cards, debit cards, and other financial products to students. We’re calling on financial institutions to voluntarily make these agreements available on their websites. We’re also releasing a report on college […]

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Consumer advisory: Stop getting sidetracked by your student loan servicer

Get more information like this Email address: Sign up Over the last several years, many Americans have been able to save on monthly payments on their mortgages and other loans by refinancing to the low interest rates available in the market. Unfortunately, with few refinancing options, many student loan borrowers tell us they feel stuck […]

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Explainer: scoring student loan servicers

This fall, college graduates across the country will start to send payments on their student loans to their servicers. Loan servicers are companies that collect payments on all sorts of loans, including mortgages, auto loans, and student loans. Sometimes, the original lender will be the one collecting payments. But often, a loan servicer is chosen […]

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Reminder: Accessing your scholarships and student loan funds

Many college students receive scholarships, grants, and student loans to help them pay rent, get to and from school, and cover other costs, like textbooks. We issued this consumer advisory to help students better understand their options when it comes to managing their scholarships and student loans. Learn more about accessing your funds.