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. Here's how you can start determining this amount and what other factors you need to consider.
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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. Here's a primer on how these loans work.
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An integral part of the college financial aid process is an expected family contribution, or EFC. This number is the basis for the amount of financial aid made available to a student.