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How to Score a Loan for College

How to Score a Loan for College

Anne Tergesen / BusinessWeek

Your Loan Choices

There are two types of college loans. Federally backed loans include the Stafford for students and the PLUS for parents and graduate students. Private loans are not federally backed. For that reason, they tend to be more expensive and should only be used as a last resort. Parents can also borrow using a home-equity loan or line of credit.


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