Debt Consolidation Loan Benifits

I have a subsidized student loan in the amount of $11,460.55, does anyone know the names of specific companies that have the best consolidation rates at this time? What are those rates?
Well maybe I should ask, “which company offeres the best incentives and rate deductions”?

Well thinking about this situation, I gave my client this answer

The federal consolidation loan has a fixed interest rate, based on the weighted average of the interest rates of the student loans being consolidated, excluding Health Education Assistance Loans (HEALs), rounded up to the nearest 0.125% or 8.25%, whichever is less.

The weighted-average interest rate calculation is based on the official interest rates for the student loans being consolidated, exclusive of any borrower benefit or other special rate discounts.

Loan Information and Consolidation Article

By law, all lenders are required to use the same interest rate formula for federal consolidation loans. Instead, you should consider customer service, flexible repayment options, online account access and applications, reputation and industry experience when selecting a lender.

If you still have Federal loans at a variable interest rate now is the time to consolidate. When you consolidate Federal loans the interest rate is the weighted average of all your loans rounded up to the nearest 1/8 percent. This would result in final consolidation interest rates of:

Stafford Loan (in school/grace period): 2.0%
Stafford Loan (in repayment): 2.50%
Federal PLUS loan: 3.38%

Private Student Loan Consolidation Rates

Private student loan consolidation interest rates are variable, based on either the LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) or the Prime rate, plus a margin for borrower and/or co-signer credit.

Origination fees can range between 1% and 5% depending upon your individual credit or the credit of a co-signer. Any fees that associated with the loan are capitalized (added to the loan) typically at the time repayment begins, which increases the amount borrowed but avoids any out-of-pocket expenses at loan closing.

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