- 1 min read
Explore the difference between federal and private student loan consolidation in this brief but informative video. Find out if you can consolidate your student loans and learn about Debt Consolidation
Federal and private student loans adhere to different loan standards and different interest rate regulations. Park Brees, Manager of Business Development at Bills.com, reviews the regulations and requirements for consolidating federal and private student loans. Find out if you can consolidate your student loans and learn about Debt Consolidation.
"Hi my name is Park Brees, I am the Manager of Business development for Bills.com. I am going to speak about student loan consolidation. There are two types of student loan consolidations, there’s a Federal and a Private.
The Federal student loan consolidation requires that you, student loans not be in default and that you have not previously consolidated your student loans. The interest rates on the student loans are set by the federal government so they will be set it does not matter which lender you go with.
Then there's a Private student loan consolidation. Private student loan consolidations actually come with different interest rates depending upon which lender you go with also the criteria for consolidating your Private student loans means that you have to have a good FICO score, a qualifying debt to income ratio, and a qualifying past credit history. Now if you can't qualify on your own Private student loan consolidations allow a co-signer.
So in conclusion, there are federal loans which have a set interest rate set by the government and then there are Private student loans that have interest rates that vary lender to lender. Again my name is Park Brees and I am the Manager of Business development for Bills.com thank you.
Did you know?
Debt is used to buy a home, pay for bills, buy a car, or pay for a college education. According to the NY Federal Reserve total household debt as of Q2 2022 was $16.15 trillion. Auto loan debt was $1.50 trillion and credit card was $0.89 trillion.
According to data gathered by Urban.org from a sample of credit reports, about 26% of people in the US have some kind of debt in collections. The median debt in collections is $1.739. Student loans and auto loans are common types of debt. Of people holding student debt, approximately 10% had student loans in collections. The national Auto/Retail debt delinquency rate was 4%.
Collection and delinquency rates vary by state. For example, in Maryland, 16% have student loan debt. Of those holding student loan debt, 8% are in default. Auto/retail loan delinquency rate is 4%.
Avoiding collections isn’t always possible. A sudden loss of employment, death in the family, or sickness can lead to financial hardship. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with debt including an aggressive payment plan, debt consolidation loan, or a negotiated settlement.