SummaryDespite federally mandated entrance and exit counseling about student loans, research shows that the majority of borrowers are confused about their debt and the terms they are borrowing on:
●64% of students worry about having enough money to pay for school
●65% misunderstood aspects of their loans, including the repayment terms, the amount of their monthly payment, or the interest rate
●⅔ of borrowers do not understand the difference between federal and private loans
●60% of students have more student loan debt than they expected to have
●⅔ of borrowers are not sure they will be able to pay off their student loans
The purpose of this book is to give you a baseline understanding of student loans. We will review how to minimize student loans, types of loans, repayment plans, delinquency and default, forgiveness programs, and strategies to pay off debt as quickly as possible.