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How do you get a student loan if you have no credit?

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Answered 2009-10-06 13:30:37

You don't need credit for a student loan. It is backed by the Government. The loan is a percentage of the total needed to pay for tuition, around ninety five percent, but you will still have to come up with money to pay that difference in tuition and also books. In a lot of cases even more money is needed to pay for living expenses if you are away from home. You need 120 credits for a Bachelors degree or 8 classes per year. This is what they pay for. This loan is deferred (interest also) while you in college and then six months after you graduate you will start paying on it. You can ask if have not received a job by then to defer longer and also ask for different terms based on your job or family pay.

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