Connext Student Loan Refinance Review

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Refinance, Student Loan Consolidation Reviews, Student Loans 0 Comments

Connext is a very interesting student loan refinance and consolidation lender in theory, but from a consumer perspective, Connext is a somewhat disappointing option.  As a result, Connext checks in at 10th place out of 16 lenders in our Student Loan Refinance Rankings. What makes Connext interesting is that they …

EDvestinU Student Loan Refinance and Consolidaiton Review

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EDvestinU is a funny sounding student loan refinance company that offers an excellent deal to certain student loan borrowers.  EDvestinU scores points for being a non-profit and for consumer transparency.  The short-term interest rates are not the most competitive, but EDvestinU excels in the long-term loan categories.  As a result, …

ELFI Student Loan Refinance Review – Education Loan Finance Consolidation

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Right now the student loan refinance company offering the lowest rates on the market is ELFI, short for Education Loan Finance.  ELFI has been in the student loan refinance business for less than two years, but it is the product of SouthEast Bank, a regional bank headquartered in Tennessee. While …

Laurel Road Review: Student Loan Refinancing and Consolidation

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Article updated 8/14/17 to include the latest interest rate information. Laurel Road student loan refinancing is a product of Darien Rowayton Bank and many of the pros and cons of Laurel Road come from the fact that it is the product of a longstanding bank rather than an internet startup. While …

MEFA Student Loan Refinancing Review

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(Editors Note: Article updated on 6/17/17 to include $200 customer bonus information) The Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority, better known as MEFA, was created by the Massachusetts legislature over 30 years ago with the goal of providing access to higher education in the State of Massachusetts.  While people without ties to …

SoFi Student Loan Consolidation Review for 2016

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When this site first reviewed SoFi, we described SoFi as a startup put together by a group of Stanford business students and funded by an alumni network.  SoFi started out offering loans at Stanford and quickly added other schools.  Five years later, SoFi is the biggest company in the student loan …

College Ave Student Loan Refinancing Review

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Editor’s Note: Article Last Updated 6/17/17 to include latest interest rate information and a $200 refinance bonus. Last year, College Ave was a brand new company entering the private student loan market.  This year they have expanded and added student loan refinancing to their options.  College Ave does offer very …