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Will You Consider A Private Student Loan?

May 22, 2008
As you may know, studying in the college is never inexpensive. You have to settle the expenses for buying books and the college fee. You will also need money to cover your everyday expenses.

Some students may decide to get a part time job in order to make some money and cover the college expenses. However, the disadvantage of this is that you will be sacrificing your time to make money. You should spend your time to study and enjoy the college life rather than making money. You will have nearly forty years for you to work after graduation. And it is not really necessary for you to start working now. To this end you may consider a student loan.

Basically, you have two options when a student loan is concerned. You can either have a federal student loan or a private student loan. However, the truth is that there are some requirements when you are applying for a federal loan. And at the same the the consideration of offering you the student loan will mainly based on your financial need.

As a result, you may go for a private student loan. In fact, a private student loan can be a very good choice for you. First of all, you will not need to repay before graduation. This is totally the same as a federal loan.

However, there are some loan companies which may require you to pay the interest when you are still in the school. This can be a disadvantage of a private loan. Of course there are also companies which do not require you to pay the interest when you are still in the school. This will be the same as the case of federal student loan. Yet you should ask the loan company beforehand so that you will be clear about all the terms for the loan.

Beside, the offer of a private loan will be base of the credit. As a student, you may not have developed your credit yet. As a result, you may usually need your parents to co-sign in order to get the loan.

You will need a student loan unless you can have the cash to pay all the expenses for your college life. No matter you are getting a federal or a private loan. You will be able to get the fund for your education and this will certainly help you a lot before graduation.
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