Student Loan Repayment Basics

Did you know that nearly three quarters of students leave school with student loan debt? This means that navigating and negotiating the ins and outs of repaying student loans has become a fact of life for a majority of people.

The first step to repayment is getting to know the fine print of your loan(s). Do you have a public or a private loan? Is it subsidized or unsubsidized? Will you have a grace period after you leave school? Check out the video below from BetterMoneyHabits.com and get the know-how you need to understand the types of loans you have and what your options for repayment may look like moving forward.

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