Looking for more information about student loans and student debt? Here are some helpful links for consumers. For more resources from the Project on Student Debt, click here.

Before Borrowing:

Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
You can also call 1-800-4FED-AID

Paying for College
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s online tool to help students and parents make informed financial decisions about paying for college.

Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers
The Federal Trade Commission's fact sheet on ways to recognize and avoid deceptive student loan marketing.

In Repayment:

Student Loan Borrower Assistance
This site from the nonprofit National Consumer Law Center provides valuable information about repayment options, avoiding and getting out of default, dealing with collections agencies, and much more.

Repay Student Debt
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s step-by-step guide to help borrowers explore their repayment choices

Federal Student Aid: Repaying Your Loans
If you have federal loans, this U.S. Department of Education web page will give you a sense of your repayment options.

Federal Student Loan Ombudsman
If you have a federal loan problem that you feel is not being handled fairly, the Student Loan Ombudsman of the U.S. Department of Education may be able to help.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Student Loan Complaint System
If you have a private or federal student loan problem with a lender, servicer, or debt collector, you can file a complaint through the bureau.


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