Loans have become a popular way to help pay for postsecondary education, with two-thirds of students borrowing money for college.
At the same time, the loan landscape is undergoing major change, from investigations to legislation to market pressures.
This special section will bring you up-to-date and help you understand the ins and outs of student loans.
- A lifetime of debt
- New laws
- Financial planning
- Federal loans
- Private loans
- Loan consolidation
- PHEAA's role
- Repayment problems
- Glossary of financial-aid terms
- Student-loan Web sites
- How to read a financial-aid letter
- Reader feedback
- PDF: Federal loan program chart