Student loans remain one of the best methods to help cover the cost of a higher education. But recent rule changes to the student loan rules, especially involving interest rates, can require more in-depth consideration before taking a loan. The Web offers a range of information about student loan programs. Here is a sampling:

AMERICAN STUDENT ASSISTANCE

www.asa.org/pdfs/borrower/student-loan-survival-guide.pdf

Spotlights the finer points of student loans and student finance, including loan types and budgeting tips, in pdf. form.

FINAID

www.finaid.org/loans/

Contains information on different education funding avenues, both public and private.

STUDENTLOANS.COM

www.studentloans.com

Features a variety of resources on student loan

U.S. SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE

www.usscholarshipguide.org/loans/federal.html

Offers overview of federal student loan programs

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

studentaid.ed.gov

Provides details about how to qualify and how to apply for federal student aid programs.

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