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Student Loan Pro Tip: First Year Salary

Borrowing more than you can comfortably afford to pay back is setting yourself up for a difficult financial future.

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Parent Handbook: Benefits of Saving

Saving for college is one of the best ways to help manage costs.

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Tools & Resources: Student Loan Game Plan

While many students need to borrow some money to pay college expenses, you may be able to reduce the amount you need to borrow — and pay back, with interest.

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Student Loan Pro Tip: Graduate On Time

Extra semesters spent in school can significantly increase any student loan debt that you will need to pay back in the future.

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Parent Handbook: How Student Loans Work

If a student in your life is headed to college, they may be relying on financial aid to cover some or all of the cost of attendance, including federal or private loans.

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Student Loan Pro Tip: Work During School

Working part time during school or while on breaks, instead of focusing only on leisure activities, can help improve your financial situation by adding income to your budget.

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Tools & Resources: College Funding Forecaster

Use your college's cost of attendance information, your financial aid award packet and your saving and earnings to project your total estimated cost for a four-year undergraduate degree.

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Student Loan Pro Tip: Credit Card Use

Using credit cards too much in college could equal debt to repay later. Smart use of credit cards now will pay off in the future by reducing your debt.

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Parent Handbook: Determining Loan Need

Before you or your student take out any loans for college, you first need to figure out exactly what amount you might need to borrow.

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Student Loan Pro Tip: Small Changes

Small changes in your daily habits can have big impacts on the extra cash you have available every month.

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Tools & Resources: ROCI Reality Check

Each major has its own job prospects, earnings potential and maximum suggested student loan debt.

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Student Loan Pro Tip: Loan Volume

How much money should you borrow in student loans when attending college?

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Parent Handbook: College Visits 101

College visits are a great way to learn more about a specific college, its programs, and college life, as well as determine if it is the right fit for your student.

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