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6 ways to lower your monthly student loan payment

There are multiple ways to lower your student loan payments so you don't need to choose between paying your rent and bills and potentially defaulting.

How to apply for an income-driven repayment plan if your student loans are crushing you

If you've lost some or all of your income recently, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly payment using an income-driven repayment plan.
It's easy to underestimate the power of compound interest when it comes to student loans.

More than a quarter of indebted millennials said they didn’t know what they were signing up for with their student loans

The average student-loan borrower owes $33,654, but will end up paying $41,913 in principal loan payments and interest over 10 years.
Student debt can be a dealbreaker for some millennials.

Forget good looks and humor — 27% of millennials said they’d consider a partner’s student-loan debt before dating them

Men were more likely than women to consider a potential romantic partner's student-loan debt, according to a Business Insider Intelligence survey.
Millennials are racking up debt.

Top 25 US cities where millennials are racking up debt

While increases in debt may signal financial struggles, it may also be a sign that millennials are finally increasing their earning power.
Natty Light wants your diplomas.

Natty Light wants to ‘rent’ your diploma for $100 to raise awareness of crippling student debt — one day after Trump proposed to sla...

Natty Light is offering $100 to "rent" college diplomas to raise awareness around crippling student debt in the US, which is now at $1.6 trillion.
Librarians may be able to qualify for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness.

You may be able to get out of debt with Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness, but it can be tough to qualify

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness is a program introduced in 2007 to help public sector workers shed their debt after 10 years on the job.

3 reasons I didn’t go on an income-driven repayment plan to pay my student loans, even though I would have qualified

When I left graduate school with $68,000 of student loans, I could have used income-driven-repayment to make my monthly payments more manageable.

Bernie Sanders’ and Elizabeth Warren’s plans to cancel student debt won’t solve the real problem with college loans

The progressive 2020 Democrats' plans to make $1.6 trillion disappear still keeps a broken system in place for another student-loan-debt bubble.

9 startling facts that show just how hard the student-debt crisis is hurting black Americans

Black students are more likely to take on debt, and graduates are nearly five times as likely to default on loans than their white peers.