<p>Anyone have any experience with this lending org? Im thinking of getting my private loans through MRU.</p>

<p>Nope, sorry.</p>

<p>I talked to NYU, though, and the financial aid representative suggested the Signature Loan from Sallie Mae as a private loan. She said it tends to have lower interest rates then most other loans...and I'm pretty sure you can defer payment until after graduation. That's what I'm doing.</p>

<p>I hear Sallie Mae has a bad reputation for poor debt relief after graduation and that the company pays private schools like NYU to promote their loans, then screws you over after you graduate.</p>

<p>There was a whole 60 Minutes special on Sallie Mae.</p>

<p>I'm going with CitiBank. I'll ask my friends about MRU, though.</p>

<p>Uh...don't scare me like that...anyone else have info on Sallie Mae vs. Citibank?</p>

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<p>It's an audio recording of the CBS 60 Minutes special I saw.</p>

<p>Idk anything about it, but I remember in a david sedaris book something like, 'i just received a letter from sallie mae which sound like a nice southern girl but in reality is a hearltess loan company that doesnt take any excuses and wants to eat your bank account for breakfast.' that's not really credible and it's from memory. i could look it up for you though, i dont remember which one of his books it's in though.</p>

<p>Haha. David Sedaris is credible enough for me :).</p>

<p>How does Sallie Mae "screw you over after you graduate"? Frankly, you shouldn't be worrying about debt relief, you should be realizing that you're going to have to pay back all this money you're borrowing.</p>

<p>As long as they don't suddenly raise rates or add crazy/odd fees after I'm done borrowing and start paying back...I guess I'm okay.</p>

<p>do y'all know how much tuition is this year? i cant find it on nyu's site.</p>

<p>I vaguely remember that it was in a booklet with our admissions letters. Maybe thirty something?</p>

<p>2006-2007 tuition:</p>

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<p>thanks :)</p>

<p>do you know what our fin aid pays for besides tuition housing and meal plan, bc if it's nothing, ive got 2k+ extra listed on my current activity in aid, iunno i guess ill wait a while and see if it sorts itself out.</p>

<p>wow, you got enough aid for all of your college expenses? Damn, I hate you.</p>

<p>by the way, so you know-</p>

<p>if your current activity amount is positive, it means you owe money. if it is negative you don't owe money and that is how much extra you have. so you probably owe money since NYU never gives aid beyond the cost of attendance. why would they pay US to go to school there? haha.</p>

<p>no it's negative, im not stoopid. :(</p>

<p>but no it's like half loans half grants.</p>

<p>maybe you just got housing that was less than the estimate, then</p>

<p>hmm... maybe. but i think goddard's like the average maybe a little more.</p>