Paying for College

How to compare college loan options

You know you need to borrow a loan to pay for college costs, but you're not sure where to begin. Does this sound familiar? We hear this comment from families daily - we know that selecting an education loan can feel overwhelming.  We're here to provide some clarity and guidance.

We've put together a brief presentation below to explain the language you'll encounter when borrowing a college loan, how to differentiate between lenders, and ways to make sure you borrow wisely. Navigating the presentation is easy — simply use the left and right arrows at the bottom of the slides to get through the content. If you'd like to see it big screen, use the 2-way diagonal arrows to view the presentation in full-screen mode, then navigate the presentation by using the arrows on your keyboard.

If you'd like to speak with someone about borrowing a loan, or have any questions, reach out to us anytime. You can call us at (800) 449-MEFA (6332) or email us at