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Ch 2: Applying for Student Loans

About This Chapter

These video lessons will show you how to go about applying for student loans. We'll let you know the requirements you need to fulfill and teach you how to compare your options so you can choose the right loan for you.

Applying for Student Loans: Chapter Summary

With all the student loan options available, how do you begin applying? Let our guidance counselors and academic advisors give you some pointers on choosing a loan provider and filling out your applications. This chapter covers:

Applying for financial aid

After applying to college, having to fill out yet another application for financial aid may seem like a burden. However, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can make this process a lot easier. Our lessons provide you with tips for filling out the FAFSA.

Gathering the documents you need

Now you're ready to start applying for student loans - or at least you think you are. We'll let you know what documents you need so you can avoid the headache of trying to find everything at the last minute.

Determining the responsibilities of the co-signer

Some loans may require a co-signer. What obligations will your co-signer be bound to? Watch our video lessons to learn why co-signers are sometimes necessary and what their responsibilities are.

Comparing different loan providers

You've found several student loan options, but how do you decide which are right for you? Our guidance counselors will teach you strategies for comparing different loan providers and offers.

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