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Student Loan Help Guide

The average student loan balance has grown from an average of $15,000 in 2005 to nearly $30,000 in 2015.

Prospective students and their parents can use this comprehensive guide to learn about student loans before joining the millions of Americans saddled with massive amounts of educational debt. This guide offers a deep-dive into federal and private loans, step-by-step instructions to apply for federal loans, expert advice for selecting the right loan, information about loan repayment options, help with loan forgiveness, and comparison tables for private and federal loans.

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