The whole family is affected when a child borrows student loans. Student Loans: A Parent’s Guide contains information every parent needs to know before sending a student off to college. Learn about the benefits – and the risks – of student loans. Find out whether your student is eligible for federal or state financial aid. Navigate the FAFSA and discover how having a student in college affects your income taxes. Get the most out of your college dollars. Avoid the pitfalls that might land your student in an unexpected financial crisis. Develop a strategy to fund a quality education for your student without jeopardizing your own financial future. Includes stories from real parents and advice for guiding your own student to success.