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Student Loans


Loans are the last type of aid for which you are considered, after gift aid and work-study. Loans are considered self-help financial aid because you must repay the money loaned to you.

Take care of loan-related business

The content below will help you quickly complete tasks related to your student loans.

Complete loan documents and requirements
What you need to complete to get a loan you have accepted: entrance counseling, promissory notes, and active confirmation

Change your loan amount
Looking to reduce or increase an existing student loan?

Request a new loan
How to apply for a loan after completing your Financial Aid Award Notice.

Repay your loans
Loan servicers, consolidation, deferment, cancellation, and more

Understand loan options

The content below will help you make good decisions about student loans.

Make wise borrowing choices
Compare loan programs, track your overall debt, and make sure you are making the best choices for your future.

Know your loan programs
Terms, conditions, and legally required documentation for each loan program

Modified from the University of MN website.


Shawna Thompson
Extension Educator, Financial Capability
(952) 466-5317
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