Valuable Lessons on Getting, Repaying Student Loans

Valuable Lessons on Getting, Repaying Student Loans


Students who borrow to pay for their bachelor’s degrees leave school with an average of $27,300 of debt, according to the College Board. That’s an increase of nearly 20% from a decade ago.

There are smart ways to lessen the financial burden of student loans. Sticking with federal rather than private loans is your best approach, but there’s more to it than that.

Take our quiz to discover which types of loans you’re eligible for, how to ensure flexible repayment terms as you find your footing in the real world, how to cut your interest rate, and even how to wipe out thousands of dollars from your balance.

Let’s get started.

Kaitlin Pitsker, Sandra Block and Jane Bennett Clark contributed to this quiz.

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