What You Need to Know About Student Loans

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  • The Interest Is Not a Game
  • What’s a Grace Period?
  • But What’s Deferment?
  • And Forbearance?
  • Either Way You Gotta Pay Up
  • Should I Consolidate?
  • student loan debt
  • Not All Loans Are the Same
  • Fill Out an FAFSA
  • Read the Fine Print
  • Don’t Take Out More Than You Need
  • Subsidized Loans
  • Unsubsidized Loans
  • Direct Plus Loans

What's Deferment?

When you can temporarily stop making payments for certain reasons such as working in public service, being a working mother on parental leave or are on temporary disability. You’re not charged interest during deferment with subsidized loans, but interest will continue on your unsubsidized loans and PLUS loans.

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