If you are a college student, chances are you struggle financially to make ends meet and come up with money for basic living expenses. Although government aid in the forms of grants and scholarships can cover essentials like tuition, room and board, and books, there is a gaping hole in the financial picture for most college students that can be easily met with an affordable and easy to obtain student loan.
Perhaps you need to purchase items that are beyond your budget but are essential to life as a student, such as a new PC or laptop computer, clothing, or other equipment. You also no doubt have living expenses, like groceries and entertainment that you must pay. If you are struggling to come up with money to live a decent life while you further your education, a student loan from a reputable online lender can be the answer to your financial woes.
Money Now With No Payments Until Graduation
If you have exhausted your federally endorsed Stafford or Perkins loans for the academic semester, then you are probably familiar with the way student loans work in general. A student loan is a loan that gives you cash now, without payments due until after you have received the final degree that you are working on.
This means that you can free up the time you might ordinarily be spending behind the grill at a local restaurant earning a low wage and put that time to a better use: studying for your chosen career path. Although working your way through college is an admirable activity, there is hardly time in the day to completely devote yourself to your studies and hold down a job. Some can do it, others might find themselves falling behind dramatically. Do not let your grades suffer just to survive. A student loan gives you money for living expenses now, while letting you repay later when you have your dream job.
Cosigner Increases Approval Rate
To increase your chance of approval and to expedite the processing of your student loan, it is usually best to apply for your loan with a cosigner who has established good credit practices. A cosigner can be your parent, friend, relative, or any person who believes in you and agrees to repay your student loan should you default at any time in the future.
User Friendly Online Lenders
Once you have decided whether or not to apply with a cosigner, the application process is quite simple. Lenders who do business online have established user-friendly websites that allow you to complete your application online. You may be required to do online entrance counseling before your loan is approved.
During you counseling session, you will be given a chance to review the terms and conditions of your student loan, and everything pertaining to your loan and repayment will be addressed. You will probably be asked to complete a short quiz to ascertain that you understand the terms of the loan. This counseling will ensure that you understand everything about your loan, so pay close attention.
Once approved, the proceeds of your loan can be processed in a matter of hours. You can have your money deposited into your bank account, or receive a paper check in the mail.
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I was about two months away from graduation when I decided to look into consolidation. I called EdFed to see if they could get me started. I was surprised when they told me they would hold my application until my grace period was over, so I wouldn't have to make payments until 6 months after I graduated. Thanks EdFed. - Analee L. Fort Collins, TX
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Education is one of the most basic right of any human, but with the increase in prices and the costs involved in education this has made these rights turn into a privilege which very few can enjoy. Any normal person today in the whole of United States has to take an education loan at one point of time to pay for their education fees.