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  • 1. Student Loan Resources: Federal Student Aid (FSA) Social Media Blog Posts • Student Loans 101 • 4 Mistakes I Made with My Student Loans and How You Can Avoid Them • 5 Things to Consider When Taking Out Student Loans • 4 Things to Do During Your Student Loan Grace Period • Class of 2013: What’s Next for Your Student Loans YouTube Videos • Types of Federal Student Aid • Responsible Borrowing • Repayment: What to Expect • Repayment: How to Manage Your Student Loans • Playlist: Repay Your Loans Infographics • Why Go to College? • Financial Aid Process Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid Twitter.com/FAFSA YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid Storify.com/FAFSA Visual.ly/users/FederalStudentAid
  • 2. Tweets 1. Student loans = big responsibility. Check out this video for tips on borrowing responsibly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTHtn0FRMWw 2. What to expect when it comes to federal student loans: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=oJHySMdXjxE 3. Planning on taking out student loans? Here are some things you should consider: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans 4. Choose federal loans first. They usually offer lower interest rates & have more flexible repayment 5. www.nslds.ed.gov is a great way to keep track of all your federal student loans. (Keep in mind, private loans are not included.) 6. Need a way to keep track of your federal student loans? You're in luck: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/financialAwarenessCounseling.action?execution=e1s1 7. Have student loans? Our Financial Awareness Counseling Tool can help you compare info on repayment & stay on budget: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/financialAwarenessCounseling.action?execution=e2s1 8. Do you know how much you've borrowed in federal #studentloans? Complete Financial Awareness Counseling today! https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/financialAwarenessCounseling.action?execution=e1s1 9. Know who to pay. Your loan servicer handles the billing for your federal student loans & you may have > 1. Find out: www.nslds.ed.gov 10. Graduating from college? Here's what to expect when it comes to repaying your student loans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJHySMdXjxE 11. Class of 2013: Everything you need to know about #studentloan repayment: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand 12. It's graduation season! 2013 college grads: Do you know who your student loan servicer is? You should. Here's why: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/what-is-a-student-loan-servicer-and- why-should-i-care/ 13. Student Loans: Which Repayment Plan Should You Choose? http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay- loans/understand/plans 14. Have you seen the flexible #studentloan repayment options we offer? Compare plans & find out which is right for you! https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/repaymentEstimatorLoginRedirect.action 15. TIP: Paying a little extra each month can reduce the interest you pay & reduce the total cost of your loan over time. http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand#can-i-pay-more
  • 3. 16. Is your federal student loan debt high relative to your income & family size? Income-Driven Repayment Plans: http://studentaid.ed.gov/About/announcements/income-driven 17. Do you qualify for an Income-Driven Repayment Plan? Use our repayment estimator to find out: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans#estimator 18. Worried about your #studentloans? You may qualify for a repayment plan that ties your monthly payment to your income: http://studentaid.ed.gov/About/announcements/income- driven 19. Trouble repaying #studentloans? You may qualify for a repayment plan that ties your monthly payment to your income: http://studentaid.ed.gov/About/announcements/income-driven 20. Having trouble making student loan payments? Talk to your loan servicer. They can help: https://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/servicers 21. What to do if you’re having trouble repaying your student loans: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand#what-should-i-do 22. Should You Consolidate Your Federal Student Loans? Try our checklist: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/consolidation 23. If you're considering consolidating your #studentloans, review these steps to see whether this is your best option: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/consolidation 24. In some situations, you can have your federal student loan(s) forgiven. Find out if you qualify: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation 25. Have questions about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program? Check out the FAQs: www.studentaid.gov/publicservice Facebook Posts 1. Class of 2013: 5 Things You Need To Know About Your Student Loans: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/05/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-your-student-loans/ 2. Class of 2013: If you just graduated and you have student loans, you should probably watch this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJHySMdXjxE 3. Class of 2013: Is your student loan debt high compared to your income? Check out our income- driven repayment plans: http://studentaid.ed.gov/About/announcements/income-driven 4. Class of 2013: Do you know how much you've borrowed in federal student loans? Log in to find out! http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans#estimator
  • 4. 5. Did you see the NEW tools we launched on StudentLoans.gov? Try the repayment estimator! Once you log in, it pulls in your student loan information so that you can compare the different repayment plans side by side based on YOUR situation. Try it: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay- loans/understand/plans#estimator 6. Everything you need to know about student loan repayment: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay- loans/understand (Video option: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJHySMdXjxE) 7. TIP: Save money on your student loans by paying some interest during your grace period. 8. Is your student loan debt high relative to your income? We have options for you. Look: http://studentaid.ed.gov/About/announcements/income-driven (Video option: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flG4gFIiZzU) 9. Do you know how much you’ve borrowed in student loans? Watch for tips on borrowing smart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTHtn0FRMWw 10. Do you know how much you've borrowed in federal student loans? Click & log in to find out! https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/financialAwarenessCounseling.action? execution=e1s1 11. Having trouble making your student loan payments? We have options available to help you: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand#what-should-i-do 12. What's the difference between federal and private student loans? See for yourself: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/loans/federal-vs-private 13. Having trouble repaying your student loans? You may qualify for a repayment plan that ties your monthly payment to your income: http://studentaid.ed.gov/About/announcements/income- driven 14. If you have multiple federal student loans, consolidating them may simplify your payment, but may also result in the loss of some benefits. Weigh the pros & cons: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/consolidation 15. Have you seen the flexible student loan repayment options we offer? Compare plans & find out which is right for you! http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans#estimator