HELP! Re: Loans

  1. I applied for my FAFSA. What further steps must I take to obtain money for the cost of living, etc? I will be losing about $2,300/month. My husband only makes $450/week. I wanted to avoid working at all during the program. If I must, I will work every other weekend. My financial aid department told me not to worry about it. Who are they kidding? I'm willing to borrow til I'm blue in the face, but who or where should I borrow from? There must be secondary loans out there for graduate students who are supporting families. Any advice? Leslie.
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  3. by   Solo
    This information was given to me by the financial aid office. There are basically two types of alternative loans....those that cannot exceed the school's cost of attendance and those that can exceed cost of attendance.

    Alternative Loans - Cannot exceed Cost of Attendance:
    Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo Graduate Loan
    Wells Fargo MedCAP Loan
    Key Bank
    Nellie Mae
    PNC Bank

    Alternative Loans - Can exceed Cost of Attendance
    Bank One - Education One Graduate/Professional Education

    Suntrust - eMax loan -

    Wells Fargo
    Education Connection
    Hope this helps
  4. by   lml33
    Thank you. Your response is greatly appreciated. Leslie.
  5. by   Brenna's Dad
    I shopped around for my lender and easy found one that did not deduct the usual 3% of the loan in fees. I went with access group. This should put another $300 or so in your pocket each semester.

    BTW, does anyone know if student loans are taxable. I have been told by my classmates that they are, but this just seems wrong. It is borrowed money after all!!
  6. by   smiling_ru
    No, they are not taxable.
  7. by   Brenna's Dad
    Alright Smiling_ru. The more I thought about it, the more I thought that it just couldn't be true.