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Northeastern Huskies shed debt with Earnest student loans

From the residence halls of West Village to the home of the Husky hockey team at Matthews Arena—Northeastern provides an enriching college experience from the heart of historic Boston. Earnest helps students and grads finance their NU education with smart, affordable student loans. Please note, Northeastern University is not affiliated with Earnest and does not endorse Earnest's loans.

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Northeastern prepares grads for a rewarding career

NU prioritizes career services, as well as first-class education

Spread across the Fenway, Roxbury, and Back Bay neighborhoods, NU is an urban oasis of green open space and quads in the heart of Central Boston. When not attending classes, Huskies can take in the art and culture from the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Conservatory, and Symphony Hall.

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Northeastern School of Law provide exceptional professional opportunities for MBAs and JDs. And for students outside Massachusetts seeking a Northeastern graduate degree, NU conveniently offers graduate programs from their campuses in Charlotte, Seattle, and Silicon Valley, as well as Boston.

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Comparing the options for your financial future

Earnest student loans and student loan refinancing

Northeastern University Alumni
Through a seamless consolidation and refinancing experience, Earnest makes the process of managing student loans as easy as possible for Northeastern grads. You are offered rates based on your unique financial situation and you can customize payments to fit your desired budget and timeline. Wherever your NU degree is taking you in life, Earnest helps you stay on track financially.

Northeastern University Students
As a part of their “Northeastern Promise,” NU aims to minimize student debt by providing need-based financial aid. Over 75% of NU students receive some form of financial aid, and on average, NU awards $22,445 in need-based scholarships and grants. We encourage you to contact the Northeastern University Student Financial Services to learn more about NU scholarships, grants, jobs, and other ways to ensure you leave Boston with new friendships, wisdom, and unforgettable memories—not student debt.

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Behind the scenes of NU student loan refinancing

Get the facts before making any decisions

How should I choose a student loan refinancing provider?

When comparing loans, take into account the rates you’re offered, as well as factors like flexibility and customer service from the loan provider. Many companies will outsource your loan servicing.

Which type of loans can I refinance?

You can refinance both Federal and private student loans with Earnest. You’ll effectively consolidate all your loans into one new, lower rate Earnest loan.

What are the benefits of refinancing my student loan(s)?

Many people are able to refinance into much lower interest rates, saving them thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars. In addition, Earnest offers in-house support for the life of your loan and a seamless technology platform to manage your loan.

Can I refinance loans that have previously been consolidated or refinanced?

Yes. Previous refinancing or consolidation does not affect the eligibility of your application.

Who should consider refinancing with Earnest?

Refinancing is a great solution for employed or soon-to-be-employed graduates who have high-interest, unsubsidized Direct Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and/or private loans.

What is the difference between consolidation and refinancing?

Consolidation simply combines multiple student loans into one. That means one monthly payment instead of having to juggle many different ones, sometimes with multiple servicers. When you consolidate, your interest rate will be a weighted average of the interest rates on the loans you combine. You won’t save money— but it can make life easier by reducing the amount of time you spend managing different payments.

Refinancing can be done with one loan or several, and involves getting a new loan with a different (usually lower) rate than before, due to changes in your financial situation. When you refinance, you typically work with a company to pay off the original loan(s) and get a new unified loan at a lower rate.

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Refinancing is easier with Earnest

Rather than looking at student loans as a ball and chain, we see them as a balloon—lifting students to new heights, and enabling incredible opportunities and achievements. Through innovative data science we make that balloon as light as possible, saving clients thousands on every loan. And with exceptional service, we ensure our clients make decisions with confidence. At Earnest, we seek to offer a student loan like no other.