Graduate Loans and Grants

Pursuing a loan or a grant can be a good way to finance your graduate level education, but it depends highly upon your particular situation. Loans carry with them great potential to help out, but at the same time, you'll ultimately have to pay back your loans and that can cause more problems than the loan would solve. Grants can be difficult to obtain, but can make all the difference. If you're looking into options for financing your education, then even if you ultimately decide not to pursue a loan or a grant, you should still look into them, just to know what your options are. Read on for information about graduate loans and grants.

Graduate Loans—Some Advice for Grad Students

Graduate school loans sound like a simple solution for taking the next step in your education. Before you take out graduate loans, think of a real-life situation based on your earning potential after graduate school.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 12, 2015

Things to Consider before Taking out Stafford Graduate Loans

When considering a Stafford Loan as a grad student, the first thing to remember is that with an unsubsidized loan you will have to pay interest, either during school or after graduation (but your interest will accrue with the latter choice). Just as you might have done in college as an undergraduate student, you'll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 12, 2015

Paying Back Your Graduate Loans

While scholarships and grants for graduate school are gifts and do not have to be repaid, loans are quite different. For most students, graduate school loans are considered a necessary evil.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 12, 2015

Stafford Graduate Loans Can Be a Financial Win/Win for Borrowers

If you are thinking about a grad school loan, it's time for a little brush-up work on how Stafford loans work.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 12, 2015

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Smart Borrowing Tips for Graduate Loans

Graduate school loans are considered a justifiable means to an end, but can also be a major contributor to excessive debt. Be a smart borrower and avoid overwhelming loan grad-school loan obligations by understanding your options and keeping your debt to a minimum.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 12, 2015

PLUS Graduate Loans Are Available for Graduate Students

Until fairly recently, many students pursuing master's or professional degrees found that the federal loans available to them don't completely cover the high cost of an advanced degree. After seeking available scholarships and grants for graduate school and exhausting existing federal loan resources, graduate students were still faced with tuition that needed to be paid.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014

Graduate Loans: Repayment Benefits of a Federal Perkins Loan

Owing money on graduate loans can be a burden, but if you took out a Perkins Loan, you may be able to pay it off without a dime coming out of your own pocket!

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 09, 2014
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