By Chuck Myers McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Student loans remain one of the best methods to help cover the cost of a higher education. But recent rule changes to the student loan rules, especially involving interest rates, can require more in-depth consideration before taking a loan. The Web offers a range of information about student loan programs. Here is a sampling:
American Student Assistance
Spotlights the finer points of student loans and student finance, including loan types and budgeting tips, in pdf. form.
Contains information on different education funding avenues, both public and private.
Features variety of resources on student loans
U.S. Scholarship guide
Offers overview of federal student loan programs
U.S. Department Of Education
Provides details about how to qualify and how to apply for federal student aid programs.