Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp (http://www.dmcconline.org), a nonprofit credit counseling organization (DMCC), launches a simple to use online calculator to help borrowers quickly calculate federal student loan repayment options at no charge. The launch comes with a caution for students in debt trouble to be wary of profiteering debt relief companies charging high fees and urges borrows to seek low cost student loan help through nonprofit consumer credit counseling.
Lighthouse Point, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.http://www.dmcconline.org, a nonprofit credit counseling organization (DMCC), announced today that it is providing free and low cost services to help federal student loan borrowers identify and implement affordable repayment options. The U.S. Department of Education offers various repayment options to borrowers who are struggling to repay their student loans. The options available, and the corresponding repayment terms, depend on many economic factors. DMCC provides borrowers free counseling and education to help identify the options that may be available to them. Low cost services may be requested to help borrowers implement their best option.
DMCC’s online calculator, which estimates the monthly payments under various federal repayment options, is the first step for borrowers seeking assistance. Using the calculator, borrowers can easily identify the option that may be best fit their budget. Taking a few minutes to fix what can become a 25 year problem is especially important to those borrowers whose student loans are in default. DMCC also provides links to information about each option’s requirements, costs and consequences. “One of the biggest obstacles that borrowers face is knowing where to start”, said Phil Heinemann, DMCC Executive Director. “Loan servicers do not always volunteer information about all the options available and more importantly, which one is best for you. The federal student loan websites and the options presented can be overwhelming. Our goal is to educate borrowers on their repayment options and help them implement the one that is in their best interest.”
DMCC cautions borrowers who are looking for help with their student loans to avoid debt relief companies charging high fees for such services. The repayment plans available for federal student loans are available at no charge through the U.S. Department of Education. However, the complexity surrounding the process, and consumer reluctance to speak with lenders, causes many borrowers to seek help from aggressively marketed debt relief companies that often charge excessive fees for their services.
DMCC provides its student loan services along with free personal budget counseling and general financial literacy education. Debt management plans to assist consumers with the repayment of credit card accounts are also available. Lower credit card payments obtainable through debt management plans, combined with budgeting, is an option that may provide sufficient relief for student loan borrowers to enable them to balance all of their monthly payments.
Borrowers looking for information about their student loan repayment options should go to the DMCC Student Loan Center or call 866-204-0520, Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm ET or Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm ET.
About Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.
DMCC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to educating consumers on financial issues and providing personal assistance to consumers overextended with debt. Education is provided free of charge to consumers via seminars, workshops, a proprietary financial literacy program, and a vast array of online and printed materials. Personal counseling is provided to consumers to identify the best options for the repayment of their debt at no charge. DMCC is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Approved Housing Counseling Agency, is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide bankruptcy counseling and education, and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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