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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

Bankrate Student Loans

Bankrate.com has partnered with the experts to save you time when searching for the student loan you qualify for. Learn more.

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Student Loan Averages
Product Rate Change Last week
Stafford Loan-in school 4.66%  0.80 3.86%
Stafford Loan-after school 4.66%  0.80 3.86%
Plus Loan 7.21%  0.80 6.41%
Private Student Loan See Rates
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