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    How to pay for graduate school

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    How to pay for graduate school

    With scholarships, loans, and more, you can get a graduate degree while balancing debt. Learn how to pay for graduate school with Discover Student Loans.

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    Ten ways to lower tuition costs

    These tips from Discover Student Loans can help you reduce tuition costs. After maximizing free financial aid, learn how to lower college tuition costs.

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    What I wish I had known about paying for college

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    What I wish I had known about paying for college

    Grace, now a junior at UC Berkeley, has some advice for her 17-year-old self.

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    Your ultimate guide to the FAFSA®

    Learn what the FAFSA is and how filling it out early can benefit you and your finances as you prepare for college financial aid and student loans.

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    The Award Letter

    Award letters are sent from the schools where you are accepted and details how much financial aid you will receive. Discover Student Loans explains what to expect.

    Is making student loan payments while in school worth it?

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    Is making student loan payments while in school worth it?

    Making small monthly payments can make a difference to offset accruing interest. Here's how to make payments while still in school, from Discover Student Loans.

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    What can student loans be used for?

    Student loans can pay for more than tuition. They can also cover housing, meals, and more! Read more about what counts on Discover Student Loans.

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    Understanding student loan interest rates

    Unpack student loan interest rates with Discover Student Loans. Learn the differences between fixed and variable rates and the importance of interest rates when evaluating your loans.

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    Financial Aid Package

    The total amount of monetary assistance the student can receive including all grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans available from school, state, and federal programs, as listed in a college's financial aid award letter. It does not include private student loans.

    Private Student Loan

    A student loan that is not guaranteed by the federal government. This loan is offered by banks and other lenders to supplement other financial aid and help students meet the full cost of an education.

    Interested in private student loans?

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