8 steps to take before getting a student loan
8. Keep track of changes in your family's finances
Be sure to communicate changes in your personal financial situation to the financial aid office. If a parent was laid off, has had a change in income, or if your family has incurred significant medical bills, talk to the financial aid office.
If you need more help, MEFA also offers advice by college financing counselors at by phone at 800-449-6332, and on their website, www.mefa.org.