I was told that in order for my credit score to rise I would have to start paying on my school loans. I figure, why pay on them now when I have years to go before I have to start paying them back. My school loans are the only credit I have and it is greater than the credit I have now on my one credit card. Should I start paying off my loans to boost my credit score? Is this a good idea? I really need to boost my credit score. It is really POOR!
Re: Paying off my school loans while still in college
I was encouraged to pay accrued interest on my unsubsidized stafford loans while I was in school and something really cool happened. I'd make a payment for the current accrued interest and they'd apply it toward the principal as a refund and then the interest on that amount no longer applied. Hard to explain but I don't think it affected my credit scores since it only reset the original disbursed amount. Financially healthy, though. Toward the end I stopped doing this since I was nearing the 20k mark which allowed me 20 years instead of 10 to pay off the loans. This was like 7ish years ago so I'm not really in the loop of how things currently work or even if that was standard practice but might be something to chew on..