Federal Student Loans Weather Fnancial Crisis

The nation’s financial meltdown has played out from Wall Street to the halls of Congress.

But financial aid experts say college campuses — or at least the federal student loans that help pay tuition there — should remain safe through the 2009-10 school year.

Private student loans, on the other hand, have been getting harder to find for months.

"So far, students are still able to get (federal) loans," said Jason Kot, director of student financial aid at Lone Star College. "Pell grants are still available. Federal aid is still available. I haven’t seen changes in funding levels."

Not yet, at least. Read full story. (Houston Chronicle)



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