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More lenders are offering student-loan consolidations
More lenders are offering student-loan consolidations

Dear Liz: I have four private student loans that I would love to consolidate so that I can have one medium-size monthly payment instead of four large ones. How do I go about finding a company that will consolidate them? Answer: If you have good credit and sufficient income — or a willing co-signer — several lenders now offer private student loan consolidation. That's a change from the recent past, when recession-scarred lenders largely abandoned this market. Unless you're able to get a substantially reduced interest rate, though, you shouldn't expect your consolidated payment to be much lower than the sum of your current payments. Your payment could even go...

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