Students who opt for higher studies often find that they lack the required capital to fund their anticipated study program stretching perhaps to several years. Fortunately, there are many institutions that a student can turn to for assistance for financing his education program. Except in the case of grants and scholarships, all other loans taken have to be re-paid; and unfortunately this fact does not strike the borrower forcefully enough at the time of obtaining loans. The obvious reason for same is since many repayments start only on graduation; and due to a feeling of satisfaction for the time being at finding the funds to cover more and more of the direct education costs and other education related expenses.
Qualification requirements for student loans are typically based either on your income if you are an adult learner or that of your parents if you are still dependent upon them. Student loans are available to pay for university tuition and fees as well as cost of living expenses. Depending on the amount of your annual income you may be requested to make a contribution towards the cost of your university tuition and fees. The amount requested is based on income; however unless your income exceeds a certain amount it is quite possible the amount you are required to contribute will only be a fraction of the actual cost. Even if you are required to make a contribution toward the cost of your tuition and fees, that is still better than having to fund the entire cost by yourself or else forget furthering your education at all.