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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Navigating the Student Loan Maze

  1. Don’t assume that colleges will recommend the best lenders; look beyond a school’s lender list.

  2. Select federal loans first and avoid private loans.

  3. Always ask whether a loan comes with a discount and look for up-front discounts, which are superior to those imposing waiting periods.

  4. Do whatever you can to avoid defaulting on a student loan.

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