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I am in favor of keeping a Perkins if you don't need to rely on deferment/forbearance provisions. The problem is that the Perkins' aren't as generous with these as Consolidation.

When the standard rates were 8% vs. 5% for Perkins, that was definitely a reason to hold on to Perkins "to the bitter end". When these "weighted average" consolidation rates nowadays (and the low rate we are enjoying on variable-type loans today), you could throw the Perkins in and it shouldn't make a difference in money either way . . .
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