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Private education loans are not eligible for consolidation, but for some Direct Consolidation Loan repayment plans, the total amount of your education loan debt—including any private education loans—determines how long you have to repay your Direct Consolidation Loan.Direct PLUS Loans received by parents to help pay for a dependent student’s education cannot be consolidated together with federal student loans that the student received.Keep in mind that there are certain types of student loans that will not consolidate so it will be important to look at the type of loans you have and be sure that they will consolidate, otherwise you may not benefit from consolidating.
When you apply for a Direct Consolidation Loan, you don’t have to consolidate all of your eligible loans.
If you select this option, you won’t have to begin making payments on your new Direct Consolidation Loan until closer to the end of the grace period on your current loans.
Borrowers have different needs, so there are several repayment plans—including income-driven repayment plans, which base your monthly payment amount on your income and family size.
By understanding how consolidating your debt benefits you, you'll be in a better position to decide if it is the right option for you.
New credit accounts are subject to application, credit qualification, and income verification.
Before you apply, we encourage you to carefully consider whether consolidating your existing debt is the right choice for you.