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2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
The U.S. Department of Education administers and oversees several loan
programs designed to offer low-interest funding to students and their
parents who need to borrow money to cover the costs of education -
including Federal Direct
subsidized and unsubsidized loans, Federal Direct PLUS loans, and Perkins loans.
These federal loans have fixed interest rates, consumer protections,
and flexible repayment
options not available with any other loan program. Loans must be accepted through PAWS by the end of the semester in order to be dispersed.
Financial Awareness Counseling Tool
The Financial Awareness Counseling Tool
to personalize five interactive modules about loans,
budgeting, repayment, default, and financial planning. To
import your personal information you will need to log in with your Federal Student Aid ID & password. Once logged into the site, select "Complete
Counseling" and follow the prompts. FACT is not required, but is
encouraged to provide you with additional information regarding
successful repayment of your federal student loans.
Before You Borrow
It is also important to take starting salaries into account when
determining how much student loan to utilize. Take the time to
research and utilize resources available to help make a reasonable
assumption as to what potential earnings could be in a chosen field or
CSU-Pueblo has teamed with American Student Assistance to bring
the SALT program to campus. SALT is free for our students and alumni
and provides financial literacy modules, scholarship searches,
internship and job searches, and discounts from partner companies. Once
registered with SALT,
you can also import your actual loan information from the National
Student Loan Data System (see below) and review what your payments
would be with the various repayment plans available. You can also
estimate what your payment would be if you were to add additional
loans, in case you are considering borrowing again. Finally, you have
access to expert loan counselors if you have ever have questions about
your student loans or repayment options (again, all for free!).
National Student Loan Data System
Students can view their federal loan history at any time 24/7
through the National Student Loan Data System. You will need your Federal Student Aid ID & password (the same used to sign your FAFSA and Master Promissory Note)
to log into the system. For questions regarding NSLDS, please
contact the Federal Student Aid Center at 1-800-4FED-AID.
Other (non-federal Title IV) Loan Programs
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