The 5 Tips for Smart Borrowing

  • 1. Research your expected salary in your future career, find an affordable school, and borrow realistically.
  • 2. Research job availability in your chosen field, before selecting your major.
  • 3. Consider all types of financial aid carefully.
  • 4. Educate yourself on the many loan options available before borrowing.
  • 5. Inconsistent or untimely loan repayment could affect your future.

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