Confused about obtaining a student loan? Here are some resources to help you get started:
-Federal loans vs. private loans: this breakdown from CBS's MoneyWatch outlines the differences between the two types.
-To apply for federal loans, the FAFSA form must be filled out. Click here for more help regarding the FAFSA, including how to fill it out and pertinent deadlines.
-Loans aren't the only option for paying for school; there are also grants, work-study, and organizational scholarships. To take a look at some of your options, click here.
-If you're given the option of co-signing a student loan, the Simply Money advice would be to think twice. This alert from the Federal Trade Commission explains the risks.