Posts by Jon O'Donnell

Jon is a writer and marketer for Nitro who is passionate about bringing transparency to the student loan process along with providing families with the information needed to make smart financial decisions. He also just recently refinanced his student loans allowing him to pay them off 5 years faster all while saving an additional $152/month. As he continues to pay them off himself, he strives to help others do the same. Jon also has a long history of connecting people with educational opportunities to help them improve their careers and their overall personal finances. In his free time you can find him reading travel blogs and researching destinations around the world in search of his next adventure.
Jon O'Donnell

Most people with student loans owe at least some of that money to the federal government. Government-backed loans are usually the first step for borrowers, and with good reason. They are widely accessible, have fixed interest rates, and carry many benefits. But there are some significant drawbacks, too. Among the biggest is that there is no way to renegotiate the interest rate through the federal government if economic conditions change.

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Refinancing student loans can be a great strategy to make monthly payments more manageable and cut overall interest costs. In recent years, the number of lenders offering refinancing has increased, creating a competitive environment with lots of innovation and new options. But picking a lender can be daunting. Which student loan refinance company is the best? What should you consider besides the interest rate? Which lender should you trust with your money?

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If you’re juggling multiple student loans, you’ve probably thought about how much easier it would be if you only had one payment to make each month. That’s possible through consolidation, which many lenders offer. It can make paying off student loan debt faster and more convenient. But do you qualify? We can help you find out.

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It’s common for college students to graduate with multiple federal loans – which usually means making multiple payments to multiple servicers each month. To help grads cut through the clutter and simplify their bills, the U.S. Department of Education has a free loan consolidation program that is user-friendly. However, it has some drawbacks.

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There’s no better time than the present to rethink your financial situation. You’ve probably heard that a student loan refinance could save you money, but is it the right move for you? To know for sure, you must consider how a student loan refinance could help and if you are in the best position to refinance your student loans.

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Interest is the price you pay for borrowing money. It sounds simple enough, but student loan interest rates can be complicated. Nitro has put together everything you need to know about student loan interest rates. Read on to find out what the fine print means, how interest rates are determined, and how to score the lowest rate when refinancing college debt.

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