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Whether your student loan is your first credit obligation or just one of many items on your credit report, your credit history will help determine what loans you'll qualify for and how much you'll pay for credit in the years to come.

Not only does a FICO® Score reflect your credit habits, it is also a major factor in determining everything from your ability to rent an apartment to how much you'll pay over many years for a home mortgage.

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What You Need to Know About Student Loans

First, learn about the true cost and terms of these loans by doing your homework! For example, just like when you buy a home or car, obtaining a private student loan requires that the borrower and any co-signers have a good credit history — including a good FICO Score. A good FICO Score is an important factor towards getting the student loan that best meets your needs.

12 Ways to Keep Student Loans to a Minimum

In 2012, it was reported that two-thirds of the 2011 graduating class had about $26,600 student loan debt. Learn 12 ways to minimize your student debt. Read more »

The Guide: Paying for College

The guide on paying for college. Find out what you need to know when you’re ready for higher education. Read more »


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