Two words for you: , although often the terms are used interchangeably.
This means your "lower payment" has cost ,688 more.
But let’s be honest: Your interest rate isn’t the main problem. This specifically applies to consolidating debt through credit card balance transfers.
The enticingly low interest rate is usually an introductory promotion and applies for a certain period of time only. In almost every case, you’ll have lower payments because the term of your loan is prolonged. Your goal should be to get out of debt as fast as you can!
WARNING: It is very dangerous to consolidate federal loans into a private consolidation loan.
You will lose your rights under the federal loan programs once you choose to consolidate with a private lender.
You can consolidate all, just some, or even just one of your student loans.