Using Guaranteed Student Loans To Pay For College
So youve decided you want to go to college, but you arent sure how you are going to pay for it? There are several different scholarship and loan options available to future college students. If you do need to borrow money, youll want to be sure you receive the best loan possible for you.
As you review your options for student loans, you will discover there is one referred to as a government guaranteed student loan. Just what does the guarantee mean? It means that the government backs the loan for the lending institution who is offering the loan.
For almost fifty years, these types of loans have been offered. The government assumes all of the responsibility of making sure the loan is repaid on time and in full. Any default on the loan is covered by the government so the lending institution doesnt have to be as concerned about losing money on the loan. Lenders wont use your credit score as a qualifying factor in receiving the loan. This is good news for some of you who may have bad credit.
Stafford loans are especially advantageous. Your credit history is generally not a qualifying factor either since the government is assuming the responsibility for any default on the loan. The lending institution doesnt have to be as concerned with losing money on the loan.
Many students are able to stay in school simply because they don’t have to make payments on these loans during school. Interest doesn’t even compound because it’s taken care of by the government.
The six months after school gives the student time to find a good job so there is a greater likelihood of being able to repay the loan in full. Historically, a subsidized Stafford loan was always called a guaranteed government loan.
However now, any loan, whether it is a subsidized Stafford or another loan, which is guaranteed against default by the government, is considered to be a government guaranteed loan. Subsidized Stafford loans are issued based on need.
If you financially qualify for one, it will most likely be the least expensive way to borrow money for school. If you dont qualify for the Stafford loan though, you can still receive a government guaranteed loan. They really are the most secure student loans you can receive.