Student Loans

College students at commencement ceremony

We have 10 fact sheets and resources to help students and parents understand student loans, identify other ways to pay for college, and manage student debt.     

Going to college means going into debt for a majority of American college students and the total amount of student loan debt now exceeds 1 trillion dollars. Students have a choice of Direct Loans from the U.S. Department of Education or other lenders. When making the choice, students should keep in mind that federal …