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Meet Chris

Chris's situation

Chris borrowed more money than he needs, and he feels like he hit the jackpot…

Read Chris's story

Chris's family never struggled financially, yet Chris knew he would need help if he wanted to go to his first-choice school. The day he found out he was eligible for $3,500 in federal loans, he signed on the dotted line and looked forward to a future he always dreamed about.

What Chris didn't expect was that he would also get $600 in scholarship money from his high school in recognition of his high GPA and academic excellence. That's right—at his graduation ceremony, he was called to the podium three different times for three different awards. Three! His mom and dad were so proud.

And Chris now has $600 more for college than he thought he would. He's thinking he can really live large his freshman year… he's never had so much money!

Chris CAN deal with it

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