College Loans 101

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Attending college is a decision that requires a lot of planning, especially when it comes to covering the cost of tuition, room and board, and other fees. The cost of attending college increases each year, making it necessary for students to conduct detailed research to find possible college funding sources. Because there are so many options available, this can be a confusing task for students and their parents.

Every program has different eligibility criteria and deadlines, making good organization essential for success. Even students who have already graduated from college may be confused by all the student loan repayment options. Some may even have difficulty repaying their loans due to economic hardship. The following resources will help high school students, current college students, and college graduates better understand the funding options and student loan repayment plans available.