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Awaken Your Spirit
published May 23, 2005
Pro: Locking in the lowest rates in the history of the student loan program (provided you consolidate prior to June 30)
Pro: Lower monthly payments; extended repayment period of up to 30 years, depending on your loan balance
Pro: Making a single payment each month, as opposed to multiple payments to multiple lenders
Con: Longer repayment period means more interest paid over the life of the loan
Con: If you're consolidating while in school or in grace, you'll give up the grace period and enter repayment immediately
Con: You may lose some options for loan forgiveness (depending on which types of loans you include in the consolidation)
How to Thoroughly Research Loan Consolidation Options
Rising Tuition Costs and Money Management for Students (Part I)