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Iowa Student Loan’s Parent/Family Loan – College Family Loan

The College Family Loan is a private loan for parents, family members and others looking to help undergraduate or graduate students with college costs. With this loan, you choose the repayment option that works with your budget.

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Check Out Our Lower Cost Student Loan Option

If you need more than financial aid, savings and other income to pay for college, the Partnership Advance Education Loan is a private student loan that offers students a number of repayment options so that you can choose the one that best fits your financial situation.

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Order Your College Financing Information Kit

We don't want you or your student to take out loans if it's not needed. But if borrowing is necessary to pay for college, we want to help you plan smart and pay less.

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Iowa Student Loan: Take the Next Step

From very small steps, to larger ones, everyone can use a hand. And for every step in the college planning process, Iowa Student Loan is here.

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Student Loan Pro Tip: Making Interest-Only Payments While in School

By paying down interest as it accrues during school, you can reduce your debt and the total amount you carry with you to graduation.

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Parent Handbook: How Student Loan Interest Works

It’s vital to understand not just what your interest rate on a student loan is, but all of your repayment terms, so you can stay on track to repaying the loan.

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Parent Handbook: Understanding College Costs

Understanding all the costs associated with college is important for properly planning and paying for college.

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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. A simple rule to follow is not to borrow more to pay for college than your expected first year salary.

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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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