The federal government is the largest supplier of student financial aid in the United States. They are also the largest sponsor of student loans, lending 10 times more than the amount provided by private lenders each year. Federal loans are characterized by their fixed interest rates and excellent loan forgiveness programs. Often, they are a student’s best choice for financial assistance after exhausting other sources of funding. Learn about the different loans available as well as which ones may be best for you with this short and informative video on federal loans.