Your Cheat Sheet: A Quick Guide to Student Loans for College

Student loans may be your only option for college. Here are tips for understanding (and repaying) your college loans

 

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Taking out a student loan may be the only way to make college affordable. But it’s a good idea to learn about the different types of student loans available and what your repayment options will be after you graduate.

Making some informed decisions about your finances before the school year begins can help put you on the fast track to financial success after graduation.

If you haven’t been able to secure college grants or scholarships, and don’t have the means to pay for higher education yourself, student loans may just be your only alternative for covering the high cost of college.

Use this brief guide to help you choose the right student loan that meets your needs:

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