"Loans" can be a scary word, especially for someone who has never had to borrow money. Information is available below to not only help you pick out the right loan for your needs, but also to assist if you need to make a claim regarding your experience.

On the DFA website there is a student loan overview that covers information on both federal and private loans, as well as their requirements.

Logging into Direct Lending allows college students to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and loan entrance counseling. Parents can apply for the PLUS loan and complete their MPN here as well. Information about Special Direct Loan Consolidation Eligibility is also available through this site.

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau you can submit a claim about student loans, mortgage, credit card, bank account or service, or a consumer loan with which you have experienced issues.

USAFunds focuses on student loans.  It has resources to help students with college planning, debt management, and understanding student loans.

PayBackSmarter has an interactive student loan repayment calculator that breaks your student loans down into monthly payments, shows you interest vs. principle, and enables you to forecast the total cost of your student loan repayment.

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