You have the right to pay off your student loan as fast as you can, without a penalty

You have the right to pay off your student loan as fast as you can, without a penalty

Millions of student loan borrowers are working hard to stay on track and pay off their student loans. Most of you send in your payment to your student loan servicer (the company that sends you your bill) on time each month, and many of you might even send in some extra cash to get ahead on paying off your loans.

All student loan borrowers have the right to make extra payments (known as prepayments) at any time, without any fees or penalties. If you can afford it, paying a little extra each month or making a lump sum payment towards your principal is a great way to lower the total cost of your loan. Not only do you pay down your debt faster, but you save money on interest charges over time. More