Here are some websites we feel will provide the borrower with valuable information. As with creating a list of this size, there are probably some sites that occasionally change their URL. Please contact Julie Trussell
if you find a link that does not work. Also, if you know of a good website that you feel would be valuable to other student loan borrowers, please let us know that also.
The web sites listed below are listed solely as a service to AU Student Loan visitors. Auburn University neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these web site links.
COLLECTION, CREDIT REPORTING, AND PRIVACY REGULATIONS
FEDERAL CONSOLIDATION LOAN PROGRAMS
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
NATIONAL CREDIT BUREAUS
STUDENT LOAN INFORMATION
- The Better Business Bureau
Information on new car prices, used cars, and auto dealers. Also has a payment calculator.
- Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Information on financial literacy, creditor relations, tax tips, and links to other education, consumer, and financial sites.
- Consumer Information Center
Full text versions of hundreds of the best federal consumer publications available. All are FREE!
- Consumer World
Over 1500 of the most useful consumer resources on the Internet!
- Credit Page
The place to learn to manage and protect your credit.
- Corporation for National Service (including AmeriCorps)
- eStudent Loan
Compare Student Loans
- Financial Aid Page
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
- Homebuyer's Fair
Information for first-time buyers & on mortgage finance resources, insurances, and relocating. Also has calculators for mortgage qualification, salary, and moving.
International Education Finance Corporation (IEFC) has developed a range of international student loan programs for the growing population of students who wish to study in foreign countries.
- I.I.I - Insurance Information Institute - Insurance Shopping Network
Consumer Web Site "... a non-profit, educational and communications organization sponsored by the auto, home and business insurance industry. III is dedicated to educating consumers about what insurance is and how it works." "... we do not sell insurance. ISN is a FREE consumer shopping service helping you find the most affordable insurance rates available."
"The Internet's Consumer Resource for Life Insurance, Estate Planning and Financial Services Information..."
- Mapping Your Future
A public service providing information on college planning, career options, and financial strategies
- National Charities Information Bureau
"...donors are entitled to accurate information about the charitable organizations that seek their support."
- National Foundation for Consumer Credit
"...national network of nearly 1,200 local, non-profit organizations that provide consumer credit education, confidential budget and credit counseling, and debt repayment programs to families and individuals."
- National Fraud Information Center
"The National Fraud Information Center is a project of the National Consumers League, America's oldest nonprofit consumer organization. NFIC helps consumers report fraud and offers helpful advice on how to avoid becoming a victim."
- Nolo Press Self-Help Law Center
with legal information on subjects such as consumer rights, debt and credit, employment, courts and mediation, tax problems, and more.