6 Tips to Paying off Your Student Loans Faster

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Dental Assistant graduate

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Nursing graduate
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Health care is one of the fastest growing career fields today. A health care career has the potential to branch off into numerous possibilities and each option offers you a new direction in a health care career.


If you are like the majority of college students today, you will no doubt rely upon help financing your education through student loans. Many students find this is the best way to secure a bright future.

In fact, a college degree has never been worth more than it is today. Higher education opens great doors of opportunity, and a student loan(s) helps you achieve your career goals.

"Even when the economy was at its rockiest, young college-educated workers were better off than their less educated cohort," said Richard Dietz, assistant vice president at the New York Fed. "Majors that are growing parts of the economy, like education and health care, their graduates are much less likely to be unemployed."

It is important to stay devoted to your ideas to further your education and temporarily sacrifice some luxuries in life; this is not a forever situation. Remain motivated towards your career choice to lock in your future success in the job market through Concorde College. Think of a higher education as an effective investment for your future. You will have to sacrifice your time and money to get where you need to be in life to realize your financial goals.

Once you receive your health care career degree in your chosen medical profession, no one can take from you what you worked so hard to earn.


If you follow some simple tips outlined below, you can realize your financial freedom much sooner and be able to start paying yourself what you have been paying the government.
  • You need to know the balance of your student loan and then you correctly calculate your monthly payment.
  • Work with our student loan service center professionals. They are committed to helping answer questions, develop a strategy and walk with you as you work through paying off your loans.
  • Refer to the Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System for helpful information.
  • Develop a strict budget and stick to this budget. A budget may seem like a no-brainer, but as America's financial guru, Dave Ramsey says, you have to tell your money where to go or else it will own you - instead of the other way around!
  • Payback more than the scheduled payment. Andrew Josuweit, of CNBC makes a justification for why so, "Interest charges add up and financial goals like building emergency savings, retirement investing, and more suffer as a result."
  • Arrange to have your payments automatically deducted from your checking account every month. Sometimes banks decrease interest rates if you have automatic payments, and you are never at risk making a late payment.

Get your degree, enter the workforce using the education you earned and start making your student loan payment ahead of schedule. This gives you the edge towards paying off your loans(s) faster.

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Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?