College Loans 101

College loans are designed to cover the gap between cost of attendance and other financial aid. Learn about the differences between private and federal loans and how to evaluate the best student loan option for you.

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My Biggest Student Loan Regrets

Mar 07, 2019

My Biggest Student Loan Regrets


It's important to understand the ins and outs of student loans before applying. Discover Student Loans provides advice for avoiding common student loan regrets.

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What is a Direct Stafford Loan?

Apr 12, 2018

What is a Direct Stafford Loan?


Learn what a Direct Stafford Loan is and the differences between subsidized and unsubsidized federal loans. Find out more about this most common federal student loan.

How Much to Borrow

Mar 01, 2018

Determine How Much to Borrow


Follow easy steps to help you determine how much you need to borrow in student loans from Discover Student Loans.

Consider Federal Student Loans

Feb 08, 2018

Consider Federal Student Loans


Find helpful information about the different federal student loan options for college. Compare federal and private loans and choose the loan that best fit your needs.

Compare Private Student Loans

Oct 08, 2015

Compare Private Student Loans


Consider these features to help with research and student loan comparison. Learn how to compare private student loans at Discover.com.

What Do Student Loans Cover?

Aug 06, 2015

What Do Student Loans Cover?


Find out what student loans cover and how they might help you pay for college. Learn how you can pay for college and what student loans cover.

A Guide To Evaluating Student Loans

Apr 15, 2015

A Guide To Evaluating Student Loans


When evaluating student loan options you should consider a number of factors. Fees, interest rates, monthly payment, and total loan costs should be considered.


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