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If you filled out a FAFSA, schools will send you a financial aid award letter. Understand what’s in your award letters, what makes one offer different than the others, and more.

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Inspiring students are $25,000 closer to achieving their college dreams.

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I want to get my master’s in business. I want to study theology and religious ministry. I want to travel the world.


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We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.

This promotional benefit is provided at no cost to borrowers with loans that first disburse between May 8, 2017 and April 30, 2018. Borrowers who reside in or attend school in Maine are not eligible for this benefit. No cash value. Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit for complete details. This offer expires one year after issuance.