As part of our ongoing efforts to improve forum performance, we will be migrating to new servers within the week (perhaps on the weekend). Once we finalize the actual date and time, a notice will be posted here at least 4 hours prior to "go time". We expect a fairly long maintenance period of approximately 1-2 hours during the move.
The move to new servers is happening tonight at somewhere around
1am MIDNIGHT EST. There will be a significant period of downtime (30 minutes to 2 hours). Wish us luck!
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions
. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum
. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Private student loan questions
I'll be attending school this fall and have acquired all of the financial aid and government loans that I can, and I am still short about $8000 a year, so I will need to turn to private student loans (i.e. from banks and other financial institutions) to cover the rest. My questions are thus:
1) Is there an easy way to compare the various APR's offered by various banks/institutions without actually walking in and talking to a bank rep? (Or, on a related note, do you have any specific suggestions as to where to go for the loan?)
2) Should I secure a separate loan for each school year or one large loan to cover all four? I'm concerned that if I do the latter, that I may end up borrowing too much or too little, since I may qualify for further financial aid in later years, or conversely, costs to attend may increase.
3) Is there any other general advice you feel I should know?
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