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So I was thinking that I would refinance my private and government student loans when I graduate through SoFi. I will have a job after I graduate that will pay from $62K-$70K depending on who I work for, so I will not benefit from the income based repayment. SoFi will also honor the 6 month grace period, though I will start before then. I will have close to $50K in loans.
Right now I can get a variable 5 year rate of 1.9%. I realize that it will be going up in the future, but with my income I think I can afford to pay it off in 5 years which should keep it from reaching their fixed rate of 3.5%. I also realize I will not be able to write my interest off for my federal loans after I refinance. Still I should save me around $11K in interest.
Anyone have any input on this? it seems to me that I can afford the $900/month in payments. After taking out 6% for my 401(K) I should make at least $3500 after taxes per month. My rent and utilities are always less than $550/month. That leaves over $2K to live on per month which I think is more than enough. I can even put money away for an emergency fund.
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