Unexpectedly Intriguing!
06 July 2005

If the combination of your savings for college, your scholarships and/or grants, and any income earned by yourself or others intended to help you pay for your higher educaton aren't enough to cover the costs of college, you might do what millions of other students have done - take out a student loan. That's why Political Calculations(TM) has developed the following calculator for estimating what your payments might be for your student loan! Enter the indicated data in the table below, and click "Calculate" to get your estimated payment data - the calculator will automatically estimate your payment taking into account such factors as when you borrow the money, when you graduate, the grace period where your payments are deferred and whether or not your loan begins accumulating interest from the moment you receive the money (unsubsidized) or only when your payments begin (subsidized), as well as the interest rates for both periods.

Basic Loan Information
Input Data Values
Amount Borrowed ($USD)
Annual Interest Rate (%)
Term of Loan (Years)
Frequency of Payments
Reference Date Information
Date Month Day, Year
Date Money Received from Loan ,
Date of Graduation ,
Student Loan Characteristics
Input Data Values
Post Graduation Grace Period (Months)
Type of Student Loan
Interest Rate when Payments Begin

Estimated Loan Payment Data
Calculated Results Values ($USD)
Balance Due When Payments Begin
Payment Amount (Principal + Interest)
Estimated Date Information
Event Date
First Payment Due
Final Payment Due
Estimated Totals for Life of Loan
Calculated Results Values ($USD)
Total of Payments
Total Interest Paid

The calculator above assumes that you will not make any loan payments until the grace period after your graduation expires.

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