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ERIC Number: ED562042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Student Loan Programs
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education
For those needing a loan to attend college, think federal aid first. Federal student loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment terms and options than private student loans. This brief report answers the following questions about federal aid: (1) What is a federal student loan?; (2) What is a private student loan?; (3) Why are federal student loans a better option for paying for college?; (4) How much should I borrow?; and (4) A chart presenting the types of federal student loans that are available.
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 800-730-8913; Tel: 319-337-5665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Student Aid (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Perkins Loan Program