Frequently Asked Question(s)
Q:Can you tell me about the repayment options for low rate student loans?
A:Low rate student loans are designed to make education a reality for many students. These loans are easy to pay off and have flexible repayment options. You can defer payments until your studies are complete and then start paying off the loan. On the other hand, in some cases, you can adopt an income based repayment plan.
Q:Can you give me some information about a few Low Interest Rate Student Loans?
A:There are a number of low interest rate student loans, these are mostly federally funded. Perkins loan, Stafford loan, graduate PLUA loan are a few to name. These loans have a need based eligibility criteria. They carry a low fixed rate of interest and also come with easy repayment options. To apply for these loans all you have to do is fill out a FAFSA form online at fafasa.ed.gov.
Q:Are there many low interest student loans available?
A:Low interest student loans are rare these days due to the current economic climate. However, the most common form of low interest loans are those which are offered by the Federal Government. These loans are of much lower interest to encourage people to go into further education. It has been a policy of successive Governments to encourage higher education.
Q:How to lower the interest rate on a student loan?
A:If your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) displays financial need, you can be granted aid in form of grants, work study programs, and federal low interest student loans. It is really difficult to find private loans with low interest rates. However, if you have a cosigner or collateral, interest rates can be significantly less in private loans.
Q:When applying for low interest rates student loans, I saw variable and fixed interest rates. What are they?
A:Fixed interest rate loans are loans in which the interest rate charged on the loan will remain fixed for that loan's entire term, no matter what market interest rates do. A variable interest rate loan is a loan in which the interest rate charged on the outstanding balance varies as market interest rates change, as a result, your payments will vary as well.