Paying off Your Student Loans

Nicole Pontón
Jul 23, 2015 · 2 min read

MBA programs provide incredible career and personal opportunities for women in business. But these opportunities come at a cost. Many, if not all, of us have to take out loans to finance our professional education. No matter how much we budget, or save, we will all eventually be hit with the reality that we have to pay back those loans… with a generous side portion of interest.

No matter what stage you are in of your MBA program or debt repayment, MBA Mama and our strategic partners are here to talk you off the ledge.

Recently Phil DeGisi of CommonBond, our MBA Mama Approved Student Loan Partner, shared the strategic method in which he paid off the $150,000 of his MBA debt in just six years with Huffington Post.

DeGisi outlined four crucial steps he took to repaying his debt well before the term date, saving himself a lot of money (in the long-term) and headache:

With these tips and tricks in hand, you will be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel sooner than you might have hoped.

To start planning your financials for school today, or to refinance your loan, take a look at CommonBond.

The New York Times also has a student loan calculator that you can use to get a head start on your healthy financial future.

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Nicole Pontón

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Nonprofit Professional. Social Impact Geek. Love God. Love People. COO of @MBAMamaDotCom. @StartingBloc Fellow. @USC Alum. @DukeFuqua MBA c/o 2017. #Latina

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MBA Mama is an online platform that provides ambitious women with tools and resources to leverage an MBA and strategically navigate family/career planning.