The two most common things I life that we cannot eliminate or run away from is death and taxes. You’d think that if you had a student loan, along with a mortgage loan and then became bankrupted you’ll be cleared of all your debts in a couple of years. Well you thought wrong. Having a student loan as a debt is something that will never go away until it is paid off in full plus interest. So I guess there are three things in life that we cannot run away from.
Once you’ve graduated from college as standard policy, students have up to six month grace period before their student loan repayments are due. This grace period is not the time for you to relax and party hard it actually designed so you can take the time off to decide how you want to repay your loan.
What To Do With The 6 Months Grace Period
The first thing you can do with the grace period is spend the six months looking for a high paying job or high enough to pay off your student debt.
Is There Another Way To Pay Off My Student Debt?
Yes, there is another way to pay off your debt and it’s as simple as voluntary work. You can work for the AmeriCorps or PeaceCorps. You can also enrol in the armed forces or even become an assistance doctor (if you have a medical background) or be a teacher or relevant job.
Now this is not a really go way to eliminate your student debt because volunteer work is not earning you any money. You may as well get a job and save some money and then pay off your student debt.
How Do I Eliminate My Student Debt Then?
If you consolidate your student loans you’ll be able to reduce your monthly repayments by almost 50%. You can also spread out your loan repayments for up to twenty years which is a really good way of eliminating your student debt. In case you’re wondering this is not eliminating my debt? Well you’re right because there is no such thing as an easy way out but there is an easier way to pay back your loan with student consolidation loans.
Be careful when looking for lenders to consolidate your student loans because many of them will claim to “Eliminate your debt for good” when all they are doing is getting you in more debt. So make sure you use those hard earn years of study and use your brain, read the fine print before you sign anything. Good luck with your repayments and remember you have six months before your repayments start, so use them wisely.