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College Loan Types

One option for helping to pay for your higher education is to pursue a college loan. This isn't always the right option, but it can be a good alternative to financial aid or scholarships, depending upon your situation. You'll want to make absolutely certain that you understand the terms and requirements of a college loan before you take one up, because if you don't know enough then a college loan can wind up hurting more than it can help. So check out these articles below for some great information, so you can find if, and exactly which, college loans are right for you and your higher education plans.

The World of Private Student Loans: Alternative Financing Options

For many families today, regular financial aid programs come up short in meeting the tuition bill each semester. Rather than using savings, many families are turning to alternative or private student loans to help pay the cost.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014

The Reality of the College Loan

Student loan debt—whether from federal or private student loans—is often a reality for students who are pursuing a higher education.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

The College Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers

Have you heard of the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program? If you qualify for this federally sponsored program, you can have up to $17,500 of your student loan balance cancelled.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

Dealing with Change in the College Loan Business

As the loan world continues to evolve, rules regarding federal student loans, private student loans, and interest rates will change. Here are some tips on how to deal with the changing world of student loans.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014

Colleges Near You

Financial Aid and College Loan Questions and Answers: Borrowing

Here are some commonly asked questions about college loan information, including Stafford loans, borrowing amounts for loans, and the availability of PLUS loans.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 07, 2014
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