Getting through college without student loans is impossible for many people. If your parents don’t have the means, it may be difficult to pay for tuition, housing, food, entertainment, and books. Since many colleges cost upwards of $10,000 per year, the costs are insurmountable for many.
Student loans can provide much needed relief for people in need. Stafford loans are amazing for students. The federal government guarantees these loans, which means students can get them regardless of their credit histories. Yes, you can get Stafford loans even if you have poor credit.
Once a student has exhausted the amount of funds they can get through Stafford loans, the game starts to get tricky. Getting additional loans may be more difficult, especially for students that have poor credit. Since the Stafford loan limits may prevent you from getting the funds you need, you will need to educate yourself on other options.
Getting a private student loan won’t be too difficult for those of you that have good credit. Those of you that have bad credit may find this process to be very difficult. Private loans will likely cost more in interest than federally guaranteed loans, but don’t worry, investing in education is always a wise decision.
For those of you that have poor credit histories, getting a private loan will be more difficult. Lenders will rightfully see you as a decently large risk. Since students don’t have income anyway, they will question your ability to repay the loan.
Those who can’t get any more money in Stafford loans often take a look at private loans. Unfortunately, if you have bad credit this is going to be pretty difficult. Banks won’t take a risk on your if you haven’t paid your bills in the past. If you have bad credit, your best option is to get a cosigner that has better and more established credit.
A cosigner will take away the risk from the bank, providing them with the security they need to hand you the funds you need. This may be your only chance, so let’s hope that you have a decent relationship with someone who has decent credit.
Parents, other family members, and close friends are the best people to ask when you’re looking for a cosigner. Your parents may or may not want to do it, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. You never know until you try. Many parents really want their kids to get an education and if they say yes, you’ll have your student loan.
Author: Dave DavisThis author has published 8 articles so far.