Student Loan Finder

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

FIND LOANS

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.

What to Look For in a Student Loan

Confused about what terms may be important about the student loans you choose? It’s important to know that there are many different options to consider when applying for a federal or private student loan. As four out of every ten adults under the age of 30 have student loan debt, and as the cost of attending college continues to increase, it’s important for students to understand all of their options when it comes to taking out loans. Here are a few top things to consider, but be sure to find out more about student loan features.

  1. Annual Limits
  2. Lifetime Limits
  3. Do You Need A Cosigner?
  4. Credit Criteria
  5. Interest Rates
  1. Fixed or Variable Rates
  2. Interest Accumulation
  3. Fees
  4. Discounts
  5. Repayment Plans

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FINANCIAL AID

HOW TO REMOVE A COSIGNER FROM A STUDENT LOAN

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…

36 COMPANIES THAT PAY FOR COLLEGE

Looking for Jobs That Pay for College? One of the perfect ways to pay for college is to find companies 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 2018 to 2019 academic year,…

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT COMPOUNDING INTEREST

What is Compound Interest? Compound interest is interest earned on interest. Sound like a tongue twister? Compound interest is actually pretty simple, but it could have a powerful impact on your finances. Let’s see why you should care about compounding interest as a college student!

PARENTS WHO HAVE BEEN DENIED A PLUS LOAN STILL HAVE OPTIONS

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…

PROS AND CONS OF PAYING OFF STUDENT LOANS EARLY

 Student loan debt is the elephant in the room for many new graduates, a constant overshadowing pressure. While your student loans were invaluable to get you through school, now that you’re done with your training, they must be reckoned with. 

WHAT ARE THE 12 MOST COMMON MISTAKES WHEN FILING A FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the form you need to fill out to get financial aid from the US Department of Education. Every year, over 13 million students who file the FAFSA get more that $120 billion in aid. Believe it or not, not everyone uses the correct website to file! See 11 more common mistakes.

How America Pays For College
You won’t believe these college cost stats!

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.

Sallie Mae®, 10th national study

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FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

WHAT IS A FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN?

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…

FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS

What is an Unsubsidized Student Loan? An unsubsidized loan is a type of federal student loan for college or career school. The unsubsidized student loan means once loan funds are in a borrower’s account, the interest starts accruing while you’re in school and after you leave. Borrowers are…

DIRECT SUBSIDIZED STUDENT LOANS

Many students may need some help paying for school. College costs may be high. Many students may not have jobs to help cover those costs. That is where direct subsidized loans could help. These federal subsidized student loans may pay for many school costs. They may also help students to put off…

SALLIE MAE SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN

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