If the interest rate is high on the student loans, then it's a good idea to get them paid off. If it's low then saving for retirement would be better in my opinion. At the end of the day, either way is putting you one step closer to your financial goals.
Thanks for weighing in Tightwad. One loan is at 6.8% and the other two are at 4.38%, so yes, they are relatively high interest by today's standards. I'm also not getting much of a tax break anymore on the interest paid.
As long as you have the discipline to actually send the money to the student loans, it's not an unreasonable idea.
Thanks, Stannius. That won't be an issue. I've already put $800 extra towards them so far this year, and I'm tracking my progress on the fiscal fitness board on this site to ensure I stay focused.