Consolidating my student loans
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Generally speaking there are two types of student loans: federal student loans and private student loans.To consolidate student loan debt, you get a single loan that is then used to pay in full your outstanding debt from the various lenders who provided you with student loans.By doing so, you “consolidate” your student debt into a single loan.When it comes to federal student loans, bad credit isn't an issue.Federal student loans are available to just about everyone, regardless of your credit, your course of study, or even your potential ability to pay them back. Private student loans typically do require a credit check, and those with bad or no credit, will likely have to get someone to cosign the loan.
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