If you have rehabilitated — or are in the process of rehabilitating — your federal student loans, the following free resources can help you stay on track to successful repayment of your loans:
Consumer Credit Counseling
The following websites can help you get a handle on how to manage your debt.
Credit Card Debt
Use the following websites to check your credit report.
- Salary.com. Offers access to annual salary ranges, job descriptions and job requirements for common entry-level or advanced careers by region of the country.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. A nationally recognized source of career information designed to provide assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
The following websites provide information on jobs that are currently available in your area and related salaries:
Other useful job search and career exploration resources include the following:
- Roadtrip Nation. Offers books and other resources to help individuals pursue fulfilling careers.
- Careers, from The Wall Street Journal. An online index of articles on career-related topics.
- Job Hunter’s Bible.com. The companion site to the book What Color Is Your Parachute?
- The Riley Guide. One of the oldest and most respected job-related Internet sites.
Student Loan Repayment
- Student Loan Repayment Calculator, from USA Funds. Offers estimates of monthly payments, total interest and repayment terms for the various repayment options available to federal student loan borrowers.
- Student Loan Help, from USA Funds. Offers advice for managing student loans at each stage of the loan life cycle.
- Repay Your Loans, from the U.S. Department of Education. Describes options for repaying your federal student loans.