Mapping Your Future Budget Calculator

The Mapping Your Future budget calculator can help you to plan your finances during college.

Before you agree to take out a Stafford Loan, the Department of Education requires that you understand the basics of student loan debt.

Covering the cost of higher education can be a challenge for any new student. The good news is that nearly everyone is eligible to receive some form of financial aid.

Go to Mapping Your Future to learn more about:

The necessity of repaying your student loan
Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
The Master Promissory Note
Planning for repayment
Estimating your payments
Deferment and forbearance
Your rights and responsibilities
Other loan options