There are four types of federal student loans available:
Direct subsidized loans.
Direct unsubsidized loans.
Direct PLUS loans.
Direct consolidation loans.
Best Private Student Loans:
College Ave – Best Overall.
Sallie Mae – Best for Graduate Students and Non-degree Granting Schools.
Credible – Best for Parents.
SoFi – Best for No Fees and Discounts.
Ascent – Best for Borrowers Without a Cosigner.
LendKey – Best Marketplace.