Student Loans FAQs & Resources

  • Our interactive Student Loan Planning Guide will help you determine how much you need to borrow and how student loans will affect your financial future. A good rule of thumb is that for the Stafford Loan, the manageable debt load is about the same as your starting salary.

  • This collection of Student Loan Calculators can help you quickly calculate borrowing guidelines, interest rates, and repayment amounts.

  • Easily track your student loan balances and interest rates with this database.

  • What's the most important thing to know about student loans?

  • What are my UNL financial aid options?

  • I don't understand all this student loan jargon! What loan is what?

  • Should everyone complete the FAFSA?

  • Once I know my financial aid options, what should I do? How much should I borrow?

  • What are some tips for reducing student loan debt?

  • Should I get private loans instead of federal loans?

  • What are some scholarship sources?

  • What are my student loan repayment options?

  • Are there any tools that can help me create a visual repayment plan?

  • How can I figure out what my repayment amount will be under each type of plan?

  • Will I qualify for any forgiveness programs?

  • Should I consolidate my loans?

  • Do student loans affect credit scores?

  • Where do I go to make payments on my student loans while I'm still in school?


If you have questions about student loan repayment plans or need help creating a budget to help you determine how much to borrow, let us help!

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