California Western -- Financial Aid Office - Federal Loan Consolidation
Federal Loan Consolidation

In general, we recommend that students strongly consider obtaining a Federal Consolidation Loan unless there is a compelling reason not to.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loans can serve as a useful tool to move your federal student loans from the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and/or Perkins Loan Program to the Direct Loan Program, and they can also help to simplify your situation if you should have multiple lenders.

For further reading, consult the Department of Education's Loan Consolidation page.