SallieMae and Independent - Your Source for School Loans

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A college education is an investment in a student’s future — and one of the most important investments a family will ever make. Just as important as choosing the right school to meet career goals, is determining how to afford this commitment.

Most families use savings and income and turn to financial aid for additional help. The largest source of financial aid is the federal government, followed by state governments, colleges, and private organizations. The A-B-Cs of paying for college can help families make more informed financial decisions, so they invest wisely.

  • Apply for financial aid – FAFSA, scholarship applications, as well as college forms
  • Budget what you can from savings and income to help cover the full cost of your degree
  • Compare borrowing options

The majority of private student loan applications will be received between now and September. Now is a great time to consider talking to Independent Federal Credit Union and SallieMae! We offer a solution to college financing.