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Student Loans Without A Cosigner

By Edited Nov 23, 2013 0 0

Are you trying to get a student loan so that you can afford to get a good college education? If you are in desperate need of a student loan, there are a lot of different places that you could go to get one. What if you want to find student loans without a cosigner though? Will there be any problems that you experience if you do not have a person to support your loan agreement? In most cases, if you go to a loan agency that is certified by the federal government, you are not going to have any need for a person to cosign for your loan.

If you are confused by what "cosigning" even means, this article should really help you understand things. Most times when someone without credit or adverse credit goes to take out a loan, they are going to be required to have a person they know (in good credit standing) offer to help them by supporting their loan. When a person "cosigns" a loan, they are reducing the risk that the lender is taking by giving out a loan to a risky person. So if the person that took out the loan does not make a payment or two, it will be the cosigner's full responsibility to pay the lender money. If the person that cosigns refuses to pay, it will do damage to their credit because they also signed their name on the loan agreement.

When getting student loans without a cosigner, all that you need to do is register through a public loan company that is supported by the government. Private student loans with no cosigner are definitely going to be more difficult to find. For students at universities, you will be able to select one of two types of loans to get. These two types include the Perkins student loan (which is very customizable) and the Stafford student loan (which is the most popular choice among college kids). Neither of these loans requires you to have a person to "cosign" the loan agreement for you.

With federal student loans, you are not going to need to stress yourself out about paying interest rates on them until you are finished with your education. This means that if you were in college for 6 years straight, you would not have to pay any money down for your loans until those six years are finished. Even when you are finished with graduation, you are not going to have nearly as high of interest rates as other types of loans like signature loans, or even worse, payday loans. Most college kids that find work to earn a little bit of coin throughout their schooling will do just fine with their loan payments.

Student loans without a cosigner are great for cases when you do not have someone in your life for financial support. What if you would like to have someone cosign your loan agreement? Would it be possible to have your parents cosign for you on your Stafford student loan? You could likely work something out to have your parents as a cosigner, but since it is not required, most students do not use this option. If you are taking out a private loan it is much easier to reduce your interest by having someone like your parents cosign for you.

If you have any further confusion about what you should be doing on your student loan application, you should consult a federally certified lender about your inquiries. There are a lot of people that really get themselves confused over whether or not they can get student loans without a cosigner. Hopefully you recognize that you do not need a cosigner, but you can have someone cosign if it would make you feel more comfortable.

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