Managing Student Loans

While student loans are a great investment, students and graduates may feel overwhelmed when it comes to repaying them. Listed below are several links to information on how to handle student loans, as well as relevant news articles.

Student Loan Information This handout provides general information to help students and families compare different student loan options.
Your Federal Student Loans A publication created by the U.S. Department of Education and Federal Student Aid with basic information on student loans
Student Loan Borrower Assistance This project, headed by the National Consumer Law Center, provides information on the options and rights for those who already have student loans.
Top Ten Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates A collection of student loan strategies for recent graduates
Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers Tips from the Federal Trade Commission on avoiding dangerous student loan offers
What to Do if You Can't Repay Your Student Loans A January 2012 Time Magazine article with advice for those struggling to repay their student loans
Repayment Information
A Federal Student Aid webpage with information on repaying student loans
Postponing Repayment
A Federal Student Aid webpage with information on how to postpone student loan repayment
Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees
Information on how public service employees can receive student loan forgiveness
Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers
A program which allows teachers working in certain school districts to have their Stafford student loans forgiven
Easing Student Loan Repayments
A January 2012 Huffington Post article featuring strategies for lowering the burden of student loans
Stern Advice: New Ways to Kill those Student Loans
A January 2012 Reuters article with student loan repayment strategies
Student Loan Consolidation Guide An April 2015 The Simple Dollar article with student loan consolidation strategies