So I have federal loans that are serviced (hee..."serviced") by two different companies, and I was thinking about consolidating, because it would be, well, easier to keep up with making payments to one company rather than two. At the same time, consolidating would create one larger amount to pay off (and therefore more in interest).

Has anyone done the consolidation thing? Or not done it because it would end up costing more? I really should be better at this.