Articles about Student Loan Basics.
Know the basics of your student loans, including how and when you must repay them, and how you can get help if you run into trouble with repayment.
Student loans from the federal government are generally better than ones from other lenders. Most federal loans come with lower, fixed interest rates and more flexible repayment options.
How to find out whether your student loan is federal or private -- a key factor that affects terms and repayment options.