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The Effect of Student Loans on Your Credit

...With the price of higher education today, student loans have become a necessity for many. When getting a student loan, remember that it can have a very long effect on your credit and also on your parents’ credit if they co-sign for you. Some are inclined to think “student... more

Private Student Loans

...have replaced the Stafford loan program and are open to any student. Loans and Student Fund Priorities One can view private loans as a less preferred option to other forms of aid. Scholarships and grants do not require repayment, federal loans offer flexibility and subsidized interest payments. Other options include... more

Types of Student Loans

...For the vast majority of college eligible families and students, this amount exceeds available resources. For most students and families, borrowing is a necessary step towards fulfilling college ambitions. In a broad sense, there are three types of student loans for college: Government loans, government-backed private loans, and private loans.... more

Types of Student Loans

...Nearly half of all American students take out loans to make attending college affordable, according to the U.S. Department of Education. A combination of federal and private aid often covers the part of tuition that scholarships and grants cannot. Understanding all student loan options is critical to getting the... more

Cancellation, Discharge, and Forgiveness of Federal Student Loans

...is, log into My Federal Student Aid. Disability Certain Federal student loans, such as a Perkins loan, may be discharged if you can demonstrate that you are permanently and totally disabled. A veteran can submit documentation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. For non-veterans, a notice of receipt of Social... more

Student Loans Without Credit Checks

...Public Versus Private Sources With one exception, student loan programs administered by the Department of Education do not require credit checks. The exception is the PLUS program which provides loans to family members for the benefit of an eligible student. Private lenders require credit checks as a condition of... more

How to Choose the Right Student Loan Companies

...impact your life for many years. Federal Student Loans When looking for student loan companies, many students and their parents turn to the federal government. Federal loans often have flexible eligibility requirements and repayment terms. They are also appealing to many new students because applying for them is a simple... more

What Are Installment Loans?

...the money they want while still stretching out the debt schedule. Here are the ins and outs of those installment loans. Paying in Installments An installment loan involves a debt that must be paid back through two or more scheduled payments. The definition is intentionally vague because many financial accounts... more

How to Get a Student Loan for College That Pays for All Your Rent and Books

...Student loans can pay tuition and other direct costs of attending college. The eligible expenses include food, rent, books, and school supplies. Loans come from public and private sources. Private sources include foundations and non-government organizations that promote the public good. Private loans offer higher interest rates, and... more

How to Shop for a Student Loan in 8 Steps

...loan can be refinanced or consolidated. In most cases, private alternative loans cannot be lumped together with federal student loans. Because only a limited number of lenders offer private education loans, consolidating loans from various banks into a single monthly payment can be challenging. 7. Look at borrowing limits. Has... more

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