Direct Loans Tips



Direct loans are the low interest loan offered by federal government. The real lender of the loan is Department of Education. These loans are created for student to pay for higher level of education fees after high school.

Due to economy today and education fees increase tremendously, using own saving to further a high level of education is almost impossible for average income family. Almost 70% of US student are obtained their education funds from student loans.

In order to get the education fund smoothly, below are some guide / tips provided for your reference :-

1) Your 1st priority should put on federal student loans, visit the website and study all the loan packages. The offers from Department of Education are often better than financial institutions or banks. Because their interest rates always lower than private loans.

2) Look into what other loan companies offer you and compare with federal student loans. Does the offer sufficient for overall education costs? Most of students will get the federal loans 1st. and treat the private loans as alternative helping hand when needed. They use the private student loans for course materials, transport, living and etc.

3) Select the best repayment schedule that suit to your situation. You will need to consider how long to complete your course, will you get a job immediately after graduated? You should think out of repayment before graduate or during grace period.

4) Speak to a career counselor available at your school, they are very expert to helping student with various scenario. With their experience, they will give you some great advice.

For more information about other loans types, please check out Various Loans Guide instead of Direct Loans Tips

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