Topic: Private Loans
A common question we're asked is, "Should I use federal or private student loans to pay for school?" Our response is: Always get federal student loans first, and find private student loans to fill any remaining gaps in funding. So,… More »
When you receive a financial aid award letter, use SimpleTuition's checklist to help you make the best use of your time as you line up funding.
Paying for College Checklist:
Review and Evaluate Your Financial Aid Award – As soon… More »
As a soon-to-be college student, you may have already received your college acceptance letters and are now focusing on school selection. Since college funding is a vital factor in college choice, you and your parents should research federal and private loan… More »
When paying for college, many students find that they must supplement grants and scholarships with student loans. Finding a loan can be tricky, so SimpleTuition compiled a checklist on what to do when searching for student loans:
Student Loan Checklist
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In this video, financial aid expert Don Betterton talks with a group of college students about the smart ways to approach student loans – how and when you should borrow, and the hierarchy… More »
SimpleTuition asked a group of college students what their feelings about student loans and borrowing for college were. Check the video out to hear their comments and insights!
Don Betterton discusses the hierarchy of loans and the proper approach to student borrowing with a group of parents of college students.
College on the Cheap’s street team asked students if they knew what the average interest rate on a private student loan is. Most guesses were in the general range of percentages – think… More »
College on the Cheap’s street team asked students if they need a co-signer to apply for a private student loan. Not many of them knew – think you do? The answer might come… More »