Financing a college education can be accomplished with the aid of student loans. There are a variety of federal, state, local, and private loans available to students needing financial assistance. Check with the financial aid office at the school you will be attending. There you will find information on most available loan programs. Loans vary according to amount, interest, re-payment plans, and requirements. Some loans are intended for need-based cases only, while others may be available regardless of your financial situation. You can also check with local banks, credit unions, and corporations. Be sure to ask what scholarships and grants may be available to you. For more information, please contact the financial aid office at your school.