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Shireman, Robert – Progressive Policy Institute, 2004
The federal government provides student loans for college and graduate school in two ways: by: (1) guaranteeing bank loans; and (2) by lending directly to students. Approximately three-quarters of federal student loans are guaranteed and one-quarter are direct. In the guaranteed loan program, a 40-year-old system, banks lend students money and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Federal Government, Federal Aid