Once you exhaust free money, family contributions, savings and wages, consider federal and private student loans. Student loans are designed to pick up where grants, scholarships and other types of financial aid leave off.
If you need more money to cover your costs, explore federal and private student loans to help finance your education.
Always consider federal student loans first if you need to borrow. Federal loans feature fixed interest rates and a variety of repayment options. To assess if you are eligible for federal student loans, see the Award Letter from your school.
Here is how much you may need to borrow in private loans: