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“They were able to half my payment and they did all the work. It was probably the easiest most painless thing I’ve done in a long time.”   | Barbara M. Michigan 

 

Many student loan borrowers are not aware of the federal programs and benefits available to them.

By consolidating your federal student loans through the U.S. Department of Education, you may be eligible for significant monthly payment relief and even loan forgiveness. A Direct Consolidation can pay off your existing loans and consolidate them into one new loan with a fixed interest rate and lower monthly payment. By paying off your existing loans through a Direct Consolidation, you can avoid or stop default status, wage garnishment and even qualify for a $0 monthly payment. USDC representatives are available to offer free immediate assistance to help you determine which of the federal consolidation programs and benefits you are eligible for. To find out what you are eligible for today, Call 877-745-8732

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FOUR STEPS to deciding if student loan consolidation is right for you:

STEP 1. Determine how much you owe and over how many loans? You can find out that information in minutes: Call 877-611-8732

Your Situation

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STEP 2. Determine your required monthly payments and if you can manage those payments? Conduct a monthly budget analysis. 

Budget Analysis

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STEP 3. Determine how much consolidating would save you monthly? Evaluate federal repayment plans: Call 877-611-8732

Financial Relief

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STEP 4. Determine if and what federal consolidation programs you are eligible for? Fast & Free Eligibility Verification: Call 877-745-8732

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  • Federal Student Loan Consolidation

    A Direct Consolidation Loan allows you to consolidate (combine) multiple federal student loans into one loan. The result is a single monthly payment instead of multiple payments.
  • Standard Repayment Plan

    A fixed payment plan. The Standard Repayment Plan allows you to pay off your federal student loans in the shortest amount of time. Payments are fixed and made for up to 10 years. This repayment plan saves you money over time because your monthly payments may be slightly higher than payments made under other plans, but you’ll pay off your loan in the shortest time. For this reason, you will pay the least amount of interest over the life of your loan. The following loans from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program are eligible for the Standard Repayment Plan: Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Consolidation Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, FFEL PLUS Loans and FFEL Consolidation Loans. Your monthly payments are a fixed amount of at least $50 each month and made for up to 30 years.
  • Graduated Repayment Plan

    A graduated payment plan, meaning you start out with a lower payment in the beginning and then your payment will increase gradually every 2 years so you can make up for the lower payment you had in the beginning. The Graduated Repayment Plan starts with lower payments that increase every two years. Payments are made for up to 10 years. If your income is low now, but you expect it to increase steadily over time, this plan may be right for you. The following loans from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program are eligible for the Graduated Repayment Plan: Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Consolidation Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, FFEL PLUS Loans and FFEL Consolidation Loans. Your monthly payments start out low and increase every two years, are made for up to 10 years, will never be less than the amount of interest that accrues between your payments and won’t be more than three times greater than any other payment.
  • Extended Fixed Repayment Plan

    A fixed payment like the Standard Repayment Plan, but with a different term length. The Extended Repayment Plan allows you to repay your loans over an extended period of time. Payments are made for up to 25 years. If you need to make lower monthly payments over a longer period of time than under plans such as the Standard Repayment Plan, then the Extended Repayment Plan may be right for you. The following loans from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program are eligible for the Extended Repayment Plan: Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Consolidation Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, FFEL PLUS Loans, FFEL Consolidation Loans, If you're a Direct Loan borrower, you must have had no outstanding balance on a Direct Loan as of October 7, 1998, or on the date you obtained a Direct Loan after October 7, 1998 and you must have more than $30,000 in outstanding Direct Loans. If you're a FFEL borrower, to qualify for this plan you must have had no outstanding balance on a FFEL Program loan as of October 7, 1998 or on the date you obtained a FFEL Program loan after October 7, 1998 and you must have more than $30,000 in outstanding FFEL Program loans. For example, if you have $35,000 in outstanding FFEL Program loans and $10,000 in outstanding Direct Loans, you can choose the Extended Repayment Plan for your FFEL Program loans, but not for your Direct Loans. Your monthly payments are a fixed or graduated amount, made for up to 25 years, and generally lower than payments made under the Standard and Graduated Repayment Plans.
  • Extended Graduated Repayment Plan

    A graduated payment plan like the GRP, but with a different term length and graduating schedule. The Extended Repayment Plan allows you to repay your loans over an extended period of time. Payments are made for up to 25 years. If you need to make lower monthly payments over a longer period of time than under plans such as the Standard Repayment Plan, then the Extended Repayment Plan may be right for you. The following loans from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program are eligible for the Extended Repayment Plan: Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Consolidation Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, FFEL PLUS Loans and FFEL Consolidation Loans. If you're a Direct Loan borrower, you must have had no outstanding balance on a Direct Loan as of October 7, 1998 or on the date you obtained a Direct Loan after October 7, 1998 and you must have more than $30,000 in outstanding Direct Loans. If you're a FFEL borrower, to qualify for this plan you must have had no outstanding balance on a FFEL Program loan as of October 7, 1998 or on the date you obtained a FFEL Program loan after October 7, 1998 and you must have more than $30,000 in outstanding FFEL Program loans. For example, if you have $35,000 in outstanding FFEL Program loans and $10,000 in outstanding Direct Loans, you can choose the Extended Repayment Plan for your FFEL Program loans, but not for your Direct Loans. Your monthly payments are a fixed or graduated amount, made for up to 25 years, and generally lower than payments made under the Standard and Graduated Repayment Plans.
  • Income Contingent Repayment Plan

    If you have a low income but do not qualify for the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) Plan or the Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan, you may want to consider the Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan. This plan is based on your adjusted gross income, family size and the total amount of your Direct Loans. If you need to make lower Direct Loan payments, but you do not qualify for the IBR or Pay As You Earn plans, the ICR Plan may be for you. The following loans are eligible for the ICR Plan: Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students, Direct Consolidation Loans (except Direct PLUS Consolidation Loans) Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans PLUS loans made to parents, unless consolidated into a Direct Consolidation Loan on or after July 1, 2006. Your monthly payments are made for a maximum of 25 years, based on your adjusted gross income, your family size and the total amount of your Direct Loans and the lesser of the amount you would pay if you repaid your loan in 12 years multiplied by an income percentage factor that changes with your annual income or 20 percent of your monthly discretionary income. If your calculated payment amount is less than the amount of interest that accrues on your loan, the interest is capitalized (added to your principal balance) once each year until your balance is 10 percent higher than your original loan balance was when you entered repayment. Once this happens, interest continues to accrue but is not capitalized. Note: Any interest that accrues during a deferment or forbearance does not apply to the 10 percent capitalization rule. Any loan amount that remains after 25 years of payments will be discharged (forgiven). You may have to pay taxes on the amount that is discharged.
  • Income-Based Repayment Plan

    If your student loan debt is high relative to your income, you may qualify for the Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR). Most major types of federal student loans—except for PLUS loans for parents and Consolidation Loans that repaid PLUS loans for parents—are eligible for IBR. Income-Based Repayment (IBR) is designed to reduce monthly payments to assist with making your student loan debt manageable. If you need to make lower monthly payments, this plan may be for you. To qualify for IBR, you must have a partial financial hardship. You have a partial financial hardship if the monthly amount you would be required to pay on your IBR-eligible federal student loans under a 10-year Standard Repayment Plan is higher than the monthly amount you would be required to repay under IBR. Your payment amount may increase or decrease each year based on your income and family size. Once you've initially qualified for IBR, you may continue to make payments under the plan even if you later no longer have a partial financial hardship. Find out whether you’re eligible. The following loans from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program are eligible for IBR: Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students, Direct Consolidation Loans without underlying PLUS loans made to parents, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, FFEL PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students and FFEL Consolidation Loans without underlying PLUS loans made to parents. The following loans are not eligible for repayment under IBR: PLUS loans made to parents, Consolidation Loans that include underlying PLUS loans made to parents and Private education loans. Monthly Payments Under this plan: Monthly payments are based on your income and family size, adjusted each year based on changes to your annual income and family size, usually lower than they are under other plans, never more than the 10-year standard repayment amount and made over a period of 25 years. Advantages of IBR: Pay based on what you earn—Under IBR, your monthly payment amount will be 15 percent of your discretionary income, will never be more than the amount you would be required to pay under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan and may be less than under other repayment plans. If your monthly IBR payment amount doesn’t cover the interest that accrues (accumulates) on your loans each month, the government will pay your unpaid accrued interest on your Direct Subsidized Loans or Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans (and on the subsidized portion of your Direct or FFEL Consolidation Loans) for up to three consecutive years from the date you began repaying your loan under IBR. While you have a partial financial hardship, interest that accrues but is not covered by your loan payments will not be capitalized, even if interest accrues during a deferment or forbearance. If you repay under IBR and meet certain other requirements, any remaining balance will be forgiven after 25 years of qualifying repayment. If, while you are employed full-time for a public service organization, you make 120 on-time, full monthly payments under IBR (or certain other repayment plans) you may be eligible to receive forgiveness of the remaining balance of your Direct Loans through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Disadvantages of IBR: You may pay more interest. A reduced monthly payment in IBR generally means you’ll be repaying your loan for a longer period of time, so you may pay more total interest over the life of the loan than you would under other repayment plans. You must submit annual documentation. To set your payment amount each year, your loan servicer, the organization that handles billing and other services for your loan, needs updated information about your income and family size. You must provide the documentation or your monthly payment amount will be changed to the amount you would be required to pay under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan, based on the amount you owed when you began repaying under IBR, and will no longer be based on your income. This amount will be higher than your prior IBR payment that was based on your income. If you do not provide the required income documentation, unpaid interest will also capitalize. You may have to pay taxes on any loan amount that is forgiven after 25 years.
  • Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan

    To qualify for Pay As You Earn, you must have a partial financial hardship. You have a partial financial hardship if the monthly amount you would be required to pay on your eligible federal student loans under a 10-year Standard Repayment Plan is higher than the monthly amount you would be required to repay under Pay As You Earn. For this purpose, your eligible student loans include all of your William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans that are eligible for Pay As You Earn, as well as certain types of Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans. Although your FFEL Program loans cannot be repaid under Pay As You Earn, the following types of FFEL Program loans are counted in determining whether you have a partial financial hardship: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans Federal PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students Federal Consolidation Loans that did not repay any PLUS loans for parents You also must be a new borrower as of Oct. 1, 2007, and must have received a disbursement of a Direct Loan on or after Oct. 1, 2011. You are a new borrower if you had no outstanding balance on a Direct Loan or FFEL Program loan as of Oct. 1, 2007, or had no outstanding balance on a Direct Loan or FFEL Program loan when you received a new loan on or after Oct. 1, 2007. Your payment amount may increase or decrease each year based on your income and family size. Once you’ve initially qualified for Pay As You Earn, you may continue to make payments under the plan even if you no longer have a partial financial hardship. Find out whether you’re eligible for Pay As You Earn. top Eligible Direct Loans The following Direct Loans are eligible for Pay As You Earn: Direct Subsidized Loans Direct Unsubsidized Loans Direct PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students Direct Consolidation Loans without underlying PLUS loans made to parents top Loans That Are Not Eligible The following loans are not eligible for repayment under Pay As You Earn: Direct PLUS Loans made to parents Direct Consolidation Loans that repaid PLUS loans (Direct or FFEL) made to parents FFEL Program loans Private education loans top Monthly Payments Under this plan, your monthly payments are based on your income and family size; adjusted each year, based on changes to your annual income and family size; usually lower than they are under other plans; never more than the 10-year standard repayment amount; and made over a period of 20 years. top Using the Repayment Estimator to See How Much You’d Pay Under the Pay As You Earn Plan Your loan servicer, the company that handles the billing and other services on your federal student loan, can help you choose a loan repayment plan that’s best for you. Before you contact your loan servicer to discuss repayment plans, you can use our Repayment Estimator to get an early look at which plans you may be eligible for and see estimates for how much you would pay monthly and overall. top Advantages of Pay As You Earn Pay based on what you earn—Under Pay As You Earn, your monthly payment amount will be 10 percent of your discretionary income, will never be more than the amount you would be required to pay under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan, and may be less than under other repayment plans. Interest payment benefit—If your monthly Pay As You Earn payment amount doesn’t cover the interest that accrues (accumulates) on your loans each month, the government will pay your unpaid accrued interest on your Direct Subsidized Loans (and on the subsidized portion of your Direct Consolidation Loans) for up to three consecutive years from the date you began repaying your loan under Pay As You Earn. Limitation on the capitalization of interest—While you have a partial financial hardship, interest that accrues but is not covered by your loan payments will not be capitalized, even if interest accrues during a deferment or forbearance. Unpaid interest capitalizes if you are determined to no longer have a partial financial hardship, but the total amount of interest that capitalizes while you are repaying your loans under the Pay As You Earn plan is limited to 10% of your original principal balance when you begin paying under Pay As You Earn. 20-year forgiveness—If you repay under Pay As You Earn and meet certain other requirements, any remaining balance will be forgiven after 20 years of qualifying repayment. 10-year public service loan forgiveness—If, while you are employed full-time for a public service organization, you make 120 on-time, full monthly payments under Pay As You Earn (or certain other repayment plans), you may be eligible to receive forgiveness of the remaining balance of your Direct Loans through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. top Disadvantages of Pay As You Earn You may pay more interest—A reduced monthly payment under Pay As You Earn generally means you’ll be repaying your loan for a longer period of time, so you may pay more total interest over the life of the loan than you would under other repayment plans. You must submit annual documentation—To set your payment amount each year, your loan servicer, the organization that handles billing and other services for your loan, needs updated information about your income and family size. You must provide the documentation or your monthly payment amount will be changed to the amount you would be required to pay under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan, based on the amount you owed when you began repaying under Pay As You Earn, and will no longer be based on your income. This amount will be higher than your prior payment under Pay As You Earn that was based on your income. If you do not provide the required income documentation, unpaid interest will also capitalize. Though FFEL Program loans are taken into account when determining whether you have a partial financial hardship, only Direct Loans are eligible for the Pay As You Earn repayment plan. Therefore, you will need to select another repayment plan, such as the Income-Based Repayment plan, for any FFEL Program loans that you have. You may have to pay taxes on any loan amount that is forgiven after 20 years. top

Testimonials

  • When I first chose to contact USDC I was a little hesitate. You never know when businesses in the internet are scams. However from the very beginning USDC answered all my questions and relieved me of my fears. The process was painless! I appreciated their knowable staff and the price was good as well. Now I don't have to worry about those collection calls. Thank you USDC.    
    Brenda G. California
  • ...After receiving a letter from USDC offering consolidation of student loans, I gave them a call and was immediately put in touch with a representative who guided me through the process, WHILE ACTUALLY STAYING ON THE PHONE WITH ME!!!! I was able to fill out the paperwork on the computer with his help and this representative stayed in touch with me throughout the waiting period, letting me know at what stage we were at the whole time. An important factor that was a great help to me was that once I was approved, I didn't have to make any payments until the whole consolidation process was complete! Now, I can make just one loan payment for 1/4 the amount I was paying per month! That original letter was truly a godsend for me. I do believe in paying back my debt, and now it is affordable for me!!   Thank you so much, Carol A. R.
    Carol R. Illinois
  • I have significant student loans and was due to start payments. The payments would have been as large as a nice house payment. I was searching for help and found USDC. I contacted them online to see what they had to offer. They were very responsive and timely. They were able to half my payment and they did all the work. It was probably the easiest most painless thing I have done in a long time. They kept in contact so I always knew where I was in the process but was never burdened with the leg work and follow up. If you are looking for a painless carefree option this is it.
    Barbara M. Michigan
  • Before I discovered USDC I was really struggling paying my student loans. My loans had defaulted once when I was out of work. I managed to get them out of collection but coming up with the money has been a real struggle. I was a little skeptical about USDC but I decided to take a chance. I'm so greatful I did that. They really worked with me and kept me updated every step of the way. I talked to other companies and USDC had the best rates and really worked with my budget. I'm so happy with the end result. Life has been so much better. Thank you USDC.
    Jamie S. New York

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