Once you sign in to Student using your personal identifiers and Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be able to electronically complete the Federal Direct Consolidation Loan Application and Promissory Note.
The electronic application on Student consists of the following five steps: 1.
In a nutshell, debt consolidation involves taking out one single loan to settle all your other loans.
This is often done to secure a lower interest rate or for the convenience of paying only one loan.
Paying off short term debts like credit cards and personal loans over much longer periods, even at a slightly lower rate, actually means paying a lot more interest in the long run.
Although the lower monthly instalment may give you short term breathing space, it will keep you paying interest for up to twenty years.• It can lead to more debt.
There will be no negative effects on your credit rating if you make all of your monthly payments on your debt consolidation loan.