Consolidating student loan into mortgage
You typically need a credit score at least in the mid-600s to qualify, and rates range from around 2% to more than 9%.
Debt consolidation is a strategy to roll multiple old debts into a single new one.
You’ll save money if your new loan has a lower interest rate.
Your financial history — including your credit score, income, job history and educational background — will dictate your new interest rate when you refinance.
The option that best suits you depends on your overall debt load, credit score and history, available cash and other aspects of your financial situation, as well as your self-discipline.
Consolidation works best when your ultimate goal is to become debt-free.
Refinancing student loans to a lower interest rate can help you save thousands of dollars over the course of your career.
To find the best plan for you, check out Federal Student Aid’s repayment estimators before you begin the consolidation application.
If your loans are already with one of those servicers, you can stay or choose a new one.
On the standard repayment plan for direct consolidation loans, you’ll make equal monthly payments for 10 to 30 years, depending on your total federal student loan balance.
Federal loan servicers are private companies that manage federal loans for the Department of Education.
You can choose one of four servicers for your new direct consolidation loan: Fed Loan Servicing, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services Inc., Navient and Nelnet.
The tool shows you how much you’d pay per month on the various plans.