I recently graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I now have student loans to pay off. I've heard that something that should be done with your student loans is consolidation, but I know very little about it and unsure of where to get trustable advice on the subject.
I have 4 years worth of Stafford (subsidized and unsubsidized, both) loans and one "direct from the bank" student loan. The Stafford loan rates don't vary much, they are primarily 6.8%, with a couple that are lower (6.0%, 5.6%). The direct from bank loan is 8.23%.
Should I be seeking to consolidate? Or perhaps a better question is where/who should I go to learn whether I should consolidate, how and what should I watch out for?