Question: you have an outstanding student loan with required payments of...
You have an outstanding student loan with required payments of $500 per month for the next four years. The interest rate on the loan is 8% APR.
You are considering making an extra payment of $200 today (that is, you will pay an extra $200 that you are not required to pay).
If you are required to continue to make payments of $500 per month until the loan is paid off, what is the amount of your final payment?
What rate of return (expressed as an APR with monthly compounding) have you earned on the $200?