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Paying for College

We explain the ins and outs of student financial aid and repaying loans to help you make smarter decisions about how to pay for school.

Understand your financial aid offer

Not sure what your offer means for your future? This tool helps you make a plan to pay for costs that your offer doesn't cover. If you're looking at student loans, it helps you decide how much you can afford to borrow. We also break down confusing jargon, give money saving tips, and point out pitfalls to be aware of.

Repay your student loans

Get to know your rights and responsibilities as a student loan holder. Investigate options for your specific situation, including income-based repayment, loan forgiveness, and consolidation loans.

Student financial guides

For many people, how to pay for a college education is one of the first major financial decisions they'll make. These guides cover some of the big decisions you’ll face and will help you understand your options for financing your college education.

Student loans

If you’re considering student loans to help you pay for school, you’re not alone – many students need loans to cover their full cost of attendance. If you have to take out student loans, comparing your options can help you find the student loan best suited for your needs.

Student banking

Unlike that first school ID photo, your first banking relationship could last long after you graduate. Making a smart decision now will mean fewer surprise fees that can add up later.

Know Before You Owe: Student debt

We teamed up with the Department of Education to create the financial aid shopping sheet to help students more easily understand and compare different financial aid packages.