According to the Institute for College Access & Success, 71% of U.S. college students would be graduating with student loan debt in 2012. In 2018, the average college graduate had $37,172 in student loans.

The resources provided below offer an overview of what comprises student loans and how to take care of them once you have graduated.

UNDERSTANDING LOANS:

Federal Trade Commission: Student Loans

U.S. Department of Education: Federal Student Aid

10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Student Loans

REPAYMENT:

Top 10 Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates

Federal Loan Repayments

How to Set a Timeline to Pay Off Student Loans