First, see if you can qualify for any of the federal loan programs such as income based repayment plan or pay as you earn. Then if you're unsure of how much money you can save, start with a monthly amount and try to increase it each month. Depending on your income level it might be better to fund a 401k or an IRA. I usually recommend clients to first max their 401k and then start saving in a Roth.
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