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How to figure out student loan costs

Use Bankrate's student loan calculator to see how fast you'll pay off your college loans. Read more

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Student Loan Averages
Product Rate Change Last week
Stafford Loan-in school 4.29%  0.37 4.66%
Stafford Loan-after school 4.29%  0.37 4.66%
Plus Loan 6.84%  0.37 7.21%
Private Student Loan See Rates
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