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You have the right to understand the bottom-line cost of college

Whether you’re a current or future student, or have student loans, our tools and resources can help you make the best decisions for you.

We’re here to help when you’re making decisions about how to pay for college

We are the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

Paying off student debt can be confusing. We’ve put together some tools and resources to help you make the best decisions for you.

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We can help you along your journey


We have hundreds of answers to frequently-asked financial questions about student loans, credit cards, mortgages, credit scores, credit reporting, getting out of debt, and more.

Buying a home

Ever wondered what “APR” means or what Owner’s Title Insurance really covers? We have answers to common questions about mortgages.

Submit a complaint

Have an issue with your mortgage, credit card, student loan, or other financial product or service? Submit a complaint and we’ll work to get you a response from the company, generally within 15 days.

Getting an auto loan

Whether you’re a first-time borrower or a pro, we can help you save money, avoid common pitfalls, and understand the total cost of your auto loan.

Claiming retirement benefits

Did you know that the age at which you claim Social Security affects your lifetime income? We’ll help you think through this decision.