Organize Your Student Loans like a Pro

Organize Your Student Loans like a Pro

It’s really easy to forget about your loans in graduate school because there are so many other things to think about. However, your loans will eventually catch up to you, and you’ll need to start making payments on them. Unfortunately, this tends to start happening right as you’re midway through a fellowship and trying to apply for jobs, or when you’re trying to apply for licensure and take the EPPP. Having to start paying on your student loans can come at a very overwhelming time, and also be an overwhelming thing to think about. With some simple organizational strategies, you can feel more confident about the financial responsibility that awaits you. Organize Your Priorities Consider how you want to go about paying off your student loans. Some people want to keep their loans on the back burner, pay the lowest amount due every month, and use whatever expendable income they have to start living life. After all, this is finally the time for self-care and eating more than whatever is on sale at the grocery store. There is also the mindset of wanting to get rid of loans as quickly as possible and being willing to make cuts to the quality of living until loans are paid off. These cuts might mean skipping Friday lunch dates with colleagues or still trying to share a hotel room with...
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