College is hard work. Paying for it shouldn’t be.

Questions about paying for school? You’ve come to the right place.

student loans today: You're not alone

69%

of students borrow for college

$5,500

maximum federal loan amount

44 million

Americans hold student loan debt

Sources, left to right: Student Loan Hero; Office of Federal Student Aid; CNBC.

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Does your financial aid package not cover your full cost of attendance? There’s many ways you can get the full amount you need. We offer a free consultation to help explain your best options, from experts who’ve done this time and again. We’ll help make sure you take advantage of the lowest-cost loan options and borrow only what you need.

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What to know about borrowing for college

Hear from CommonBond's VP of In-School Lending, Pete Wylie, as he shares his expertise on borrowing for school. Learn more about how to evaluate federal loans vs private loan options, college financial aid and choosing the right school, and the dangers of over-borrowing. Plus, understand how focusing on the long-term can help you build a borrowing strategy that ensures you’re covered for all four years.

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More than just money.

Taking out a student loan is a big decision for most families. We believe a loan is about more than just money—it's a commitment, and an investment. 

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Real, trained people with real answers that can help borrowers throughout their entire student loan journey. And it all happens via text message, for free.

Be free from fees

We want you to keep more of your money. That’s why our loans have no application fees, origination fees, or prepayment fees. Ever.

Best-in-class protections

We give you the freedom to repay your loans in ways that fit your life, along with protections like forbearance if you need to press pause on your payments.