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Many banks provide students with information on how to apply for student loans. Go to http://www.elmselect.com/oll/SchoolLenderList/?schoolId=8145 to view the Shorter College lender list. You may choose any of these lenders or any other lender of your choice. In addition, student loan entrance counseling is required for first time borrowers.
When considering financial aid, there is a definite order to follow. First, determine the total cost of your education. This includes not only the cost of tuition, but books, fees, incidentals, etc. If your total need is not met by scholarships, grants, or military educational funding programs, or corporate tuition assistance/reimbursement programs, then there are low interest rate student loans to consider.
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Federal Direct PLUS Loans
The Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) enables parents with good credit histories to borrow to pay the education expenses of each child who is a dependent undergraduate student enrolled at least half-time. The annual loan limit is equal to the cost of attendance at Shorter University, less any other financial assistance the student is receiving.
Alternative Private Loans
Private student loans (also known as alternative student loans or personal student loans ) can help bridge your university financing gap. Alternative loans may be based on your credit score and may require immediate repayment.
*Grace Period: the amount of time allowed before principal repayment of a loan must begin after a student graduates, leaves school or drops below half-time status. No payments on your student loans are required during this time. Details of your grace period are specified in your promissory note and are not available for all loans.
** Deferment: the period of time during repayment in which the borrower, after meeting certain criteria, is not required to make their regular monthly payments. Note: interest payments may or may not be postponed depending on the type of loan.
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