To be able to start paying them off as I go through school instead of waiting after I graduate?
Absolutely, Kelli—that's a great strategy!
Just contact your loan holder to start payment. If you're not sure who that is, you can check the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to see who holds any federal loans you have. You can pull your credit report for free at AnnualCreditReport.com to learn about private loans (your federal ones will be listed there, too).
Let me know if this answered your question, or if you have any more.
PS: Cool profile photo! No surprise you're an art student!
Do it! You wont regret it! I would also suggest making one extra payment every year (to pay it off faster) or round your bill up so you always pay more. Ex. if the required payment is $53, actually pay $60. Those extra few dollars will go a long way!
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