Going off to college can be an exciting
yet confusing time. Please remember we're here
to answer your general questions about student loans and other
loan options available. We can help get you pointed in the right direction.
Here are some links to help answer your student loan
questions…U.S. Department of
Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board.
Eventually you will need to complete a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) to start the
student loan process.
If grants, scholarships, federal student
loans, and other financial aid won’t cover all of your
education expenses you still have some options. Some parents
choose to borrow directly from OSB. By using the
equity in your home as
collateral you can get a competitive rate and the interest
paid on the loan could potentially be tax deductable. Please
see your tax adviser on this matter. If this is not an option
for you there is the Smart Option Student Loan Program offered
SallieMae is a publicly traded U.S. corporation that operates
to originate and service student loans. Please click on their
link above for more information.
student loan customers can contact them directly with any
questions or concerns.
If you’re going to get a
credit card, get one from
someone you know and trust. Most students will be required to
have a co-signer.
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