Stay on top of how much you borrow so you don't exceed what you're comfortable with. Don’t be fooled by federal maximum loan amounts. Those are the maximum limits for all borrowers and aren’t related to your own personal earning potential. The maximum amount you’re eligible to borrow may be more than you’re able to repay.
Avoid borrowing too much and risking a situation where you may have to default on your loans; if this happens, it can damage your credit rating and make it harder to qualify for a car loan, mortgage, etc.