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Smart Borrowing


One of the roles of high school guidance counselors and college Financial Aid Officers is helping students make smart financial choices about college. This role has never been more crucial than it is today. As trusted advisors, you can help students, as well as their parents, come up with viable options for borrowing smart for college.

Here are some handouts that might be helpful.

Borrowers' "Bill of Rights"

Regardless of the amount you take out, or who your lender is, borrowing can sometimes be overwhelming. Knowing what to expect can make the process that much easier.

'5Rs' for Smart Borrowing Worksheets

The most difficult part about the loan process is getting started. So, we created the 5Rs Worksheets. Fill these out. It will make taking the first step a whole lot easier.

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A resource to help families and students make smart choices when paying for college.

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