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Loans

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Over 60% of college students depend on student loans to help pay for their education. But not all loans are the same, and some can cost much more than others over time. Read this section to learn how different loans work and how to make the right choices for you.

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Student loans may be a way to borrow money, but they sure don’t save you money. Learn how student loans work, why some cost more than others, and what might be the right amount for you to take out in loans – all in this part of College Money Matters.

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