I have the option to graduate this fall instead of spring 2018. From a financial standpoint, graduating early is a better decision. However, I'm wondering what it might like from the graduate school side. I would have to drop my French minor, ending with 2 years of French instead of 3. I will have 1.5 years of formal Latin, although my advisor will continue Latin with me outside of an official class. I'll be applying to a select few (not top tier) medieval history programs. The Latin is more important than the French, but French is applicable to the period/area I want to study. Funding is necessary for me to attend grad school.
I'll sit down with my advisor and financial aid, but wondered what questions I should ask myself as I decide. I need to decide this summer for my own sanity and the fact graduation applications are due July 1.
I'll also be graduating with Majors honors which includes a research project and a presentation at a medieval conference, not just an undergraduate conference. I have a high GPA and good letters of recommendation.
One question I do have, will my student loans go into repayment if I have an acceptance into graduate school for the fall, say the 6 months is July and I would start school in August?