How to Repay Federal Student Loans

Learn about the tools and websites that will help you find affordable options for repaying your federal student loans
  • Lectures 23
  • Video 2 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Course Description

This “Student Loan Help: Federal Student Loan Repayment” course is designed to hand guide you through the websites that will make your life easier as you repay your federal student loan debt. In less than 3 hours, you'll learn how to estimate payments, take a payment break when you needed one, and tweak your overall budget in this Student Loan Help: federal student loan repayment course.

Take this Student Loan Help course now and learn how to ease federal student loan repayment.


What are the requirements?

  • CliffsNotes Graduation Debt is optional

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 23 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • Find all your federal student loans
  • Know how to get a payment break when you need one
  • Estimate and compare payments among multiple repayment plans
  • Manage and repay student loans faster without changing your lifestyle

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone with federal student loan debt

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Finding Your Student Loans
Facing Your Student Loan Debt Demons Quiz
1 page
Introducing the National Student Loan Data System Site
How to Use the PIN Site
Printed Instructions for Using The PIN Web Site
1 page
Printable Worksheet for Filling in Student Loan Information
1 page
Understanding Your Individual Charts
How to Fix Errors on the Student Loan Data System
How to Fix Student Loan Payment Credit Report Errors
1 page
Section 2: Recovering from Student Loan Payment Setbacks
How to Take Payment Breaks
Easy Ways to Reduce Expenses
What expenses could you cut?
1 page
Recovering From Default
Default Checklists for Errors and Rehabilitation
1 page
1 page
Section 3: Choosing a Repayment Plan
Introduction to Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans
Calculating Interest Rate Weighted Averages
The Consolidation Calculator
Basic Repayment Plans Calculator
Income-Based Repayment Calculators for Borrowers without any loans on or after October 1st, 2011
Practice Using the Pay as You Earn Calculator
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
2 pages

Instructor Biography

Reyna Gobel , Personal Finance Writer and speaker

Reyna Gobel, frequently quoted as an expert on student loans and college costs, is the author of "Graduation Debt: How To Manage Student Loans And Live Your Life" and "How Smart Students Pay for School: The Best Way to Save for College, Get the Right Loans, and Repay Debt." She has appeared on PBS's Nightly Business Report and speaks regularly at CollegeWeekLive.

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    • Irene B. Smithi

    Great course, everyone should take it!

    I had no clue there were so many options. She covers everything you need to know about federal student loans, walks you through it step by step. I think all student graduating from college should take this course.

    • Brandon Davis

    Lots of Good Information

    This course is good for individuals who are either about to graduate from college or those who have recently graduated. I fall into the recent grad category and wish I had this knowledge before the real world got a hold of me. If you borrowed money please take the time to learn how to repay it.

    • Michelle Campbell-Scott

    Great course

    Packed with useful and actionable information.

    • Christopher Blydenburgh

    As a college graduate with over $100,000 in student loan debt that has already negatively affected my credit, I know this process is overwhelming. Reyna has done a great job of helping us to understand the process, our options and even provided insight to saving money while saving our credit. I am glad I took this class!

    • Tammy Martin

    The Perfect Quick Overview

    If you're just entering repayment and want to "get all of your ducks in a row," this is a great refresher for what info you have already received from the student loan sites. I read Ms. Gobel's book after I watched these videos and it helped me to feel more confident that I was making good, educated choices.

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