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How Refinancing Your Mortgage Can Pay Off Your Student Loan

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Ann Carrns | The New York Times
Ashley Harrington

“You’re essentially giving up your safety net,” said Ashley Harrington, counsel with the Center for Responsible Lending. It’s also wise to consider just how much money you’ll save over the long term, she said. You’ll pay a lower rate, but for a longer period of time. The standard student loan repayment plan is 10 years, while most mortgages are 30-year loans (although 15-year loans are an option).