Step Up For Students


Student Lending Resource Center

Congratulations! You have been accepted to college and decided to attend. Getting into college is very exciting, but you must remember that paying for your education is a significant financial commitment. It is never too soon to start thinking about the best way to pay for your education.

There are a number of sources of financial aid available to you, including: grants, scholarships, federal student loans, and private student loans. Grants and scholarships generally do not have to be repaid, while any loans that you (or others) take out will have to be repaid with interest. You should apply for as many scholarships and grants as you are eligible before turning to loans.

Any New Yorker who would like to file a complaint about a student-related financial product or service can contact our Consumer Hotline at (212) 480-6400 or (800) 342-3736 for assistance, or File a Complaint online.