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Student Loan Information

Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt by over $3 billion in America. That means that more money is being spent on student loans than on credit cards every year. It’s important to be smart about borrowing for college and know your options.

Student loan repayment begins 6 months after you are no longer enrolled at least half-time. You will be notified by your loan servicer as to when you will begin payments (payment due date), how much your payments will be and what your interest rate is for each of your loans. The information and links below should be helpful for you in trying to figure out what is the best repayment option for you as you begin your repayment.

The WSU Financial Aid office in Spokane is always here to answer your questions and provide information!

Helpful Links

Federal Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling – required by the Department of Education if you borrowed student loans

Heartland ECSI Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling for other loans- ECSI services the following loans:
Health Professions Loan
Federal Pharmacy Loan
Federal Nursing Loan
Federal Perkins Loan
(please note you should receive an email from ECSI with instructions on completing the exit process for these loans with a security PIN).

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) – find all your Federal student loans at this site

Direct Loan Servicers – a list of all servicers for the Department of Education

Student Loan Repayment Guide – a comprehensive guide for repaying your student loans

Student Loan Repayment Estimator – A useful calculator to help determine your total student loan monthly payment

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates 2016-2017

Current Federal Student Loan Interest Rates

Repayment Plans – This chart will help you find the repayment plan that works best for you

Federal Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

Public Service Loan Forgiveness – find the information to see if you can qualify for this loan forgiveness program

Loan Forgiveness Programs for Medical Students











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