A Comparison of Student Loans (2018 update)

Click on any of the icons below for a review of the student loan products offered by each company. Sign up with Earnest and receive a $200 bonus. Sign up with Laurel Road (formerly DRB) and receive a $300 bonus. Sign up with FRB to receive a $200 bonus. Sign up now and receive a … More A Comparison of Student Loans (2018 update)

My Student Loan Profile, Aug. 2016 Update

I recently re-consolidated and refinanced my student loans because of a low interest rate offered through First Republic Bank, 1.95% APR over 5 years. I did the math and created a table comparing and contrasting my loans like before consolidation, after my first consolidation with SoFi and now, after refinancing with First Republic Bank. While not … More My Student Loan Profile, Aug. 2016 Update

How Consolidating/Refinancing Your Student Loans Will Save You $$$

  This post is for the individuals who cannot qualify for the government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP) and carry a high interest rate on their respective student loans. The average debt upon graduation for CRNAs is ~$100,000. Like many others, I had a mix of federal and private loans when I left school. … More How Consolidating/Refinancing Your Student Loans Will Save You $$$

Laurel Road (formerly Darien Rowayton Bank) Student Loan Review

2017 update: DRB is now known as Laurel Road. Admittedly, I do not have much experience with Darien Rowayton Bank (DRB) as I’ve never banked nor refinanced my loans with them. However, several of my classmates have worked with them, so this review is based off of their personal experiences. Application Process The application can be … More Laurel Road (formerly Darien Rowayton Bank) Student Loan Review

Consolidation and Refinancing Your Student Loans

By the time I graduated, I had a number of private and federal student loans with varying interest rates that ranged from 3% to 7%. Some of my loans came from my accelerated nursing program while the remaining came from my graduate education in nurse anesthesia. In sum, I acquired ~$140,000 in student loans, which … More Consolidation and Refinancing Your Student Loans