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Can you get a loan for college having no co-signer and also having bad credit?


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Answered 2008-01-31 22:39:26

You could get a federal student loan.

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Yes, having a cosigner on a loan or line of credit/ credit card can help your credit. It can help because, assuming they have good credit, you are more likely to get approved, which gives you a chance to build your credit. The danger is if the cosigner where to default on payments or abuse the account (such as using a credit card you both are signers on to rack up a lot of debt). So if you pick your cosigner carefully it can help you- but remember what you do on the account effects their credit, so make sure you are also responsible with the account.


Yes. It's possible that the financial transaction that the cosigner was involved with (liable for) might also be affected.


You can get a federal loan also known as Stanford loan, as it isn't based on your credit history it doesn't need a cosigner. Private loans also don't need credit history and other stuff.


Yes. It will also improve the co-signer's credit too.


A borrower must have good standing credit to get unsecured loans. Also they must be good of their word, in that they are trustworthy to pay back the loan. A credit score of over 650 and also having a cosigner to receive an unsecured loan is the most desirable to lenders.


If you're talking about a cosigner, then yes. The cosigner's credit gets dinged also. Be careful about who you cosign for.


If you have been looking for ways to pay for college, you have probably thought about taking out a few student loans. However, you might have found that a lot of student loans require that you have either a high credit score or a cosigner. If you don't have credit or if your credit is bad and if you don't know anyone who is willing to cosign with you for a student loan, you might be unsure of if you will ever be able to pay for college. Fortunately, there are ways to get student loans without a cosigner. First of all, you should consider talking to a financial aid adviser about taking out a federal student loan. Federal student loans allow students to borrow money for school without a cosigner, and they do not even look at your credit score, which means you will still qualify if you have bad credit or if you don't have credit at all. Along with applying for student loans, you can also apply for federal grants. Just like loans, these grants will provide you with the money that you need to pay for college, but you won't have to worry about paying them back in the future. Secondly, you could consider working on your credit score so that you won't need a cosigner in order to get a student loan. Although you might think it will be impossible to boost your credit score, it might be easier than you think. By getting a cell phone or cable bill in your name and paying it on time or getting a credit card and using and paying for it responsibly, you can boost your credit score, and this can help you qualify for student loans without the need for a cosigner. Lastly, you can consider looking for student loans that will allow students with bad credit to apply, even without a cosigner. Although this might be more difficult, a little patience might help you find a lender who is actually willing to give you a chance.


The cosigner's credit isn't affected one ioto unless the person who was responsible for the loan payments defaulted, then and if the cosigner also defaulted. In other words, just being a cosigner does not affect ones credit ratings.


Government student loans. Some companies also offer contracts to those with bad credit, but the interest is much much higher.


Sure, as long as your credit rating is good enough to qualify and your prior history of paying rents on time is also excellent.


Going to college is an exciting and expensive time for students. It is a time when young adults are free of their parent's influence, but it also requires taking responsibility for financial needs. Paying for tuition and other college related expenses is not easy, but student loans offer the opportunity to gain an education and invest in the future.Loan OptionsCollege students have several options for loans that cover tuition. Although the primary options include federally backed loans and private loans, students will also need to find an appropriate lender for the funds. When a cosigner is not available or parents do not have good credit, students will need to seek a loan that does not require a cosigner.Beyond having options in the government and private sector, students will also find that loans can include fixed or adjustable interest rates. The fixed rate loans will usually have a higher percentage, but are less subject to change and will have fewer risks associated with the funds. The adjustable interest rates are more likely to change over time, but can provide more flexibility when taking out a new loan.Getting Funds Without a CosignerAny student loans without cosigner are different from the traditional loan. The lender is taking a larger risk because college students traditionally have a limited credit history and do not have enough information to determine their financial responsibility and credit worthiness. As a result, students will have a slightly higher than average interest rate and lenders will limit the amount of funds provided with the loan.The best lenders for a loan that does not require a cosigner are private lenders. The loans provided by a private bank will offer more flexibility and a cosigner might not be necessary. Each lender is different, so students will need to compare options before taking out any funds.Student loans do not require a cosigner in every situation. Although the lenders are taking a larger risk on young college students, loans are available that can help pay for tuition costs.


Yes, even if you have less than perfect credit there are options for auto financing. Majority of the time you can pay a larger down payment and have smaller monthly payments. Also you can have a cosigner with good credit to sign with you to lease a car.


The obligation of a cosigner is discharged by a borrower securing a loan to the satisfaction of the creditor. Paying off a loan will also discharge the obligation of a cosigner.


When the primary borrower defaults the cosigner becomes legally responsible for the loan. If the cosigner is not able to pay the loan he or she can also be subject to legal action by the lender and the cosigner's credit score will be seriously affected.


The way it may impact on the credit report depends on if the person pays the rent as agreed. It will also play a part in the cosigner's DTI. Usually the only way of being removed as a cosigner is if the agreement is reaffirmed by the primary holder and the lender. In the instance of rental agreements, a cosigner can sometimes be relieved of obligation if there is a breach of contract. For example, if the person moves someone not on the original rental contract into the apartment.


No, you signed, you are equally responsible for the payments, you are also equally responsible for what happens with regard to default. This is why the lender permitted you to sign as a co-securer of the original loan.


Credit Unions are only allowed to do business with their members, so I would assume that a cosigner would also have to be a member. If it helps, give him the $5 to purchase one share.


No, most lenders will be looking at your credit before they accept you as a cosigner. They are looking for someone responsible since you are in essence saying that you will be paying the loan if the primary signer can't for any reason--sickness, death, layoff, loss of job etc. It will be your job as a cosigner to follow up and making sure the primary person is making payments...if they are not you will need to. This will affect your credit if you let it go...and it will not be good. It could also last for years affecting both of your credit reports..


You will need a co-signer on a loan if the lender has determined that you do not have enough income or the credit rating necessary to make the purchase alone. It could also be related to your age, if you are a minor.


No. You must be 18 to have a credit card. The new legislation also states that any card applicant younger than 21 must either have a cosigner who can prove ability to pay, or prove their own ability.


a cosigner is someone that also signs a note, meaning that if the original signer dose not pay the obligation the second signer or cosigner must pay. It means, if the person getting the loan does not pay it off, the cosigner is responsible for paying the loan off.


Yes, of course your cosingers signature means something. It means that there is no way for to have been approved for what you applied for without their good credit to back you. It also means ,God knows I hope your cosigner has some sense, that your cosigner is 100% responsible for any default of restitution on your part. The cosigner is essentally applying for the very same thing you are--for you--on your behalf almost. Be good to your friend, parent, whoever has helped you and repay your loan on time.Happy holidays.


Check your title paperwork. If the cosigner is listed on the title then you are co owners. If the cosigner is not listed on the title then you are the only owner. More times than not a cosigner is also listed on the title.


No. Unless the cosigner is also a title holder they have no legal rights to the vehicle.




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