But, even further behind the scenes, there is some old school economics happening.
Loans that are not eligible for consolidation include state or private loans that are not federally guaranteed.
Although all of these different loans may be consolidated, you must have at least one outstanding FFEL or Direct Loan to obtain a Direct Consolidation Loan.
Direct consolidation loans are now the only type of federal student consolidation loan.
Under the Direct Loan Consolidation Program, you can consolidate Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Supplemental Loans for Students (SLSs), Federally Insured Student Loans (FISLs), PLUS Loans, Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, Health Education Assistance Loans (HEALs), and just about any other type of federal student loan.
As you weigh the pros and cons, keep in mind that timing is critical.
With just a few exceptions, you get only one chance to consolidate with the government loan programs.
Technical traders believe that a breakout above the resistance price means that stock price is increasing further, so the trader buys the stock.
On the other hand, a breakout below the support level indicates that the stock price is moving even lower, and the trader sells the stock.
Lending Tree is working to diversify its revenue streams which are very dependent on paid advertising expenses.
The company will be in a better position to negotiate with the advertisers who bid for ad placements on the sites.
The "Harvard Business Review," in "The Consolidation Curve," identified "Building Scale" as a key step in the consolidation process.