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Borrower Questions Answered: SoFi & Student Loan Refinancing

SoFi has been out on the road these past few weeks, visiting universities around the country and spending time with student loan borrowers.  We wanted to learn more about these soon-to-be graduates and their challenges with education debt, so that we can better serve them with our products.

One thing we discovered is that they wanted to learn a lot more about us, too.  Here were some of the most frequently asked questions – and answers – from our spring tour.

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Is Student Loan Refinancing Right for You? [Infographic]

Student loan refinancing can have a huge impact on a borrower’s bottom line, saving you thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of dollars in interest over the life of your loan(s).  So how do you know if this option is right for you?  We’ve created this handy guide to illustrate the common characteristics of eligible borrowers, including four examples based on the profiles and savings of some of our real borrowers.

Want to know if student loan refinancing is right for you?  Read on to find out!

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5 Student Loan Refinancing Myths Demystified

When was the last time you took a hard look at your student loans?

If you’re like many borrowers, you probably try hard not to think about them.  That monthly deduction from your bank account might be an aggravating reminder, but one that you’ve grudgingly come to accept over time.  After all, what’s the point in dwelling on your loans if there’s nothing you can do to change them?

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Fixing the Flaws in Obama’s Affordable College Plan

As CEO of a company that’s working to revolutionize the student loan industry, I have to say the past couple of weeks have been interesting to watch.

President Obama’s much-debated plan to increase college affordability has stoked the fires of an already heated national dialogue about the rising cost of higher education. I applaud the President for addressing this issue, and I’m pleased that this event is bringing the conversation to the forefront.  However, I still think there are some fundamental flaws in the plan.

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