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Student Loan Options: What is Refinancing vs. Consolidation?

Got student loans? We’ve got you covered with our Student Loan Smarts blog series. Our expert tips and hacks will help you save money, pay off loans sooner and stress less about student loan debt. Read the other posts in the series here—and get all the info you need to make intelligent decisions about your student loans. And while you’re at it, check out SoFi’s new Student Loan Debt Navigator tool to assess your student loan repayment options.

Student loans have a way of making you feel powerless. But the truth is, you have more control than you think. That’s what our Student Loan Smarts series is all about—helping you understand all of your options so you can make decisions that fit with your financial goals.

One of those options? Choosing to consolidate or refinance student loans. But what is consolidation, what is refinancing, and how do you know which one (if either) is right for you?

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How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast

It’s time once again to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which means a lot of people have luck on the brain. Well, luck and green beer.

But if you’re one of the 37 million Americans making a student loan payment this month, you know it’s going to take more than a few four-leaf clovers to get out of debt any time soon. Wondering how to pay off student loans fast without having to win the lottery? Make your own student loan luck with one of these student loan repayment options.

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