When our CEO graduated with $74,000 in student loan debt, no one was there to provide smart financial advice.

With 16 student loans being serviced by 4 different loan servicers, Student Loan Hero CEO, Andy Josuweit, received confusing student loan advice.

After 3 years of dealing with unhelpful loan servicers, debt collectors, and banks (not to mention watching his student loan debt balloon to $107,000…) Andy decided to take matters into his own hands by creating Student Loan Hero in 2012.

Student Loan Hero is an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans. We understand that every student loan borrower is in a different financial situation and no “one-size-fits-all” solution is possible. Our goal is to help student loan borrowers understand their student loans and make intelligent repayment decisions.

How Student Loan Hero can help:

  • Sync both your private and federal student loans in one centralized location

  • Provide an in-depth student loan summary and financial analysis

  • Repayment plans designed to fit your financial situation

  • Advice on both federal and private loan repayment options

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Our Team
Andy Josuweit

Andy Josuweit, CEO

When not helping others repay student loans, Andy can be found coaching college wrestling, riding his bike, and exploring Austin, TX!

Pavel Timofeev

Pavel Timofeev, CTO

Rumor has it, Pavel started coding before he was born! When not improving his programming skills, Pavel enjoys running and spending time with his family in Santiago, Chile.

Max Spiegel

Max Spiegel, COO

Aside from being “the ops guy”, Max can be found cheering on Boston sports teams or improving his Rubik’s Cube time – he’s currently at 2 minutes.

Who we are

We’ve been where you are. We’re real people with real financial goals just like you.

Our CEO Andy Josuweit started Student Loan Hero after years of struggling with his own $107,000 student debt. Andy got firsthand experience with how overwhelming student debt can feel — and how little help was really out there. With no good answers or tools, he defaulted on some student loans, ruined his credit, and added $33,000 in interest to his original balance.

Student Loan Hero is an answer to that need: a one-stop shop of resources, tools and information to help you get free of student debt and live your best financial life.

We’re not a lender and we don’t have any financial products of our own. But if that’s what you’re looking for, we can connect you with the lenders we trust and products that are right for you.

How we make money

We believe that making a buck doesn't mean anything unless we make it the right way. And that means doing right by you.

That’s why our tools and resources are 100% free. You’ll never have to pay for our help or advice.

Student Loan Hero makes money through advertising partnerships. We carefully vet who we work with and only highlight products and services that can positively impact you. If you decide to sign up for a product or service you find through our site, we might earn a commission from our partners.

As part of these partnerships, we sometimes publish sponsored blog posts. But these will always have a clear message stating that they're sponsored so there's never any confusion.

Our advice

Our expert editorial staff always puts you first. We’re here to give you honest, unbiased advice. We know that everyone is different — different goals, values, and financial situations.

The information we share reflects that there’s not just one right answer and there’s no universal way to do things. For instance, we think student loan refinancing can help a lot of people, but if it’s not a good idea for your situation — we’ll tell you that.

In fact, our favorite thing to hear is that we helped you learn, grow, and find your own way forward. We are student loan experts, but you’re the only real expert on yourself, your life, and your finances.

Security and privacy

We take your security seriously. We follow best security practices to protect your personal data. You can learn more about our security protections here.

We have never sold or rented user data or information. It's simply not part of our business model. You can read more about our privacy policy here.

Our promise to you

Student Loan Hero is on a mission to inspire and guide you toward financial health. We promise to always put you first. We want you to have hope in your financial future instead of fearing it. We offer uncomplicated financial advice so that you can conquer your student loans — and all of your important financial goals.


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