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How to Score a Loan for College

Business Week By Anne Tergesen

With lenders dropping out of the business due to credit-crunch stress, students and their parents should study up on these options…

Families struggling to pay for college need all the help they can get. With lenders who are spooked by the credit crunch abandoning the business, borrowers seeking loans for the coming academic year may encounter problems, including higher interest rates on some loans, and lenders that balk at lending to any but the most creditworthy.

Page 2: Your Loan Choice; 3: Federal Loans, 4: Apply for a Federal Loan, 5: Compare the Benefits, 6: Private Loans, 7: Where to Find Private Loans, 8: Compare Loan Rates, 9: Do You Need a Co-signer?, 10: Look for Discounts, 11: Set Up a Backup Plan, 12: Refinance Your Loans