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Student Loan Guide

Managing Student Loans for the Soon-to-Be or New Graduate

 

The situation: You have student loans and you will graduate in two to four months; or
You have just graduated and are about to start repaying your student loan debt (you are still in the grace period).

What this page offers: An outline of the steps and resources you need to take in order to create a repayment plan that is right for you.

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Student Loan Guide

Creating a Better Plan for Managing Student Loans as You Pay Down Debt

 

The situation: Currently you are repaying student loans. You are making all your payments but wish to consider one of the following objectives:

  • Create a comprehensive repayment plan to better manage the debt
  • Reduce your monthly payment burden
  • Pay off student loan debt faster

What this page offers: An outline of the steps and resources needed to review your current repayment situation and create a comprehensive repayment plan that fits your needs.

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Student Loan Guide

Managing Your Financial Aid While You Are in School

The situation: You are currently going to college or technical school and wish to wisely manage your financial aid, including student loans.

What this page offers: A brief overview of steps and resources you can use to manage your personal finances and your financial aid while you are in school so that you graduate with as little debt as possible.

Every good college, university or technical school wants to help their students stay in school and succeed. Among other supports, the school's Financial Aid Office is ready to work with you each term or year to help you take advantage of all the financial aid for which you qualify. But you have to take the initiative. That's particularly true if you attend a larger school.

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Student Loan Guide

Before You Go to College: Planning College Financing Using Minimal Student Loans

The situation: You are in high school and are planning to go to college or technical school. You want to get a head start, planning how you'll pay for school so that you can avoid using student loans or at least, borrowing as little as possible to fund your education.

What this page offers: A brief presentation about how to plan for an affordable higher education that matches your goals for college or technical school. It discusses the steps and resources you can use now, before you go to college, to plan how to pay for higher education without going deep into debt.

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