FIND AND COMPARE STUDENT LOANS FOR COLLEGE IN THREE EASY STEPS!

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Finding student loans for college with our Loan Finder is as simple as answering a few questions. We make it easy by providing help for every question we ask and explain complicated loan terms in language that's easy to understand.

When you answer our short questionnaire, we will search our database for loan programs that meet your needs.

Compare Loan Options

We present loan programs using the criteria you enter and that means you'll be able to compare your college loan options based on terms specific to your borrowing requirements. You'll find out your estimated monthly loan payment, the total cost of the loan and the APR.

You can use these attributes to compare one loan to another.  We take the guesswork out of choosing the loan that fits you best.

Apply for a Loan

Once you have compared your student loan options, applying for your loan is as simple as clicking the 'Apply' button. When you do, you will be directed to your lender's online application.

Most lenders will notify you right away about the status of your application. Online applications and instant approvals mean you can get back to focusing on completing your studies rather than worrying about financing your education.

Students expect to step up! When it's time to pay back college loans, 84% of students with loans expect to be solely responsible for loan payments.

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Featured Loan Providers

CommonBond makes undergraduate student loans easy with great rates and personalized 1:1 care. Commonbond Undergraduate Student Loan Features Borrow up to the cost of school Apply online in minutes...
College AVE provides students with a simple application process that ultimately helps them to provide a better student loan experience.    College AVE Student Loan Features Pay up to 100% of all...
Calling all college students & their parents…Still need money or college expenses? For student borrowers who are attending accredited degree granting higher education institutions, the Smart...
Ascent is built around one guiding principle: Student loans should expand your possibilities, not limit them. Every student’s situation is different, so we created the Ascent Tuition cosigned loan...

What You Should Know About Financial Aid

With the rising cost of college tuition, more students are turning to private student loans to help bridge the gap between what is offered through financial aid and what they can pay out of pocket and their actual college costs. Unfortunately, most young people have a limited credit and employment...
Looking for Jobs With Tuition Reimbursement? One of the best ways to pay for college is it find jobs with tuition reimbursement. This has never been more important than now, with college costs on the rise. The National Center for Education Statistics cites: for the 2014–15 academic year, average...
Many students, are unsure about what expenses the FAFSA or a private student loan can actually cover. Most understand that the funds should be used for education-related expenses and not wasted on unnecessary items, such as alcohol or a new PS4, but determining what qualifies as an eligible...
The PLUS Loan for Parents is a federal education loan program many families utilize to pay for tuition, room and board not covered by financial aid or other loans, such as Direct Student Loans, provided to the student.  In the PLUS Loan for Parents program, the borrower is a parent.  A parent can...
First things first–let’s get the answer to the question out of the way.  A student may only borrow up to the cost of attendance determined by the school minus financial aid including other student loans.  The amount a student is eligible to borrow is the remainder of that equation and it can only...
Private student loans are an option for students you have exhausted federal financial aid options and other sources of funding. We’ve put together all the information you need to understand and apply for potential private student loans.  Let's start with a list of lenders who often offer these...

Federal Student Loans

A Federal Perkins Loan is a need-based student loan program administered through the Federal Perkins Loan Program. This is a school-based federal student loan program, which disperses funds based on financial need. Not every university participates. Schools that do participate receive and disperse...
Unsubsidized loans are a type of Direct Student Loan.. "Unsubsidized" means that the student borrower is responsible for the interest charged on the loan during the in-school and grace periods. A borrower may choose to pay the interest as it is charged each month or allow it to be added to the...
Subsidized loans are federal student loans which are made available to eligible students to help finance a higher education. "Subsidized" means that an eligible borrower does not incur interest charges on the subsidized portion of their federal student loan while enrolled at a participating...