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Private Loans

Private student loans are nonfederal loans funded by lending institutions such as a bank, credit union or state agency. Private loans should be used to supplement the cost of education after all federal options have been exhausted.

Private loans are offered to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and in some cases to parents of students. Eligibility is generally determined through an inquiry into the borrower's credit. In some instances, a co-signer may be required. Students or borrowers may request any amount but loan amounts are limited to the student's cost of attendance minus other resources. The student must also be enrolled in courses and incur educational expenses to be eligible for private loan funds. The private loan process can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks from the time you begin the application process to the time that you actually receive the loan funds. 

Previous Loan Providers

The terms and conditions of private loans vary from one lender to the next. The best way to determine which lender to choose is to compare loan programs. Below is a comprehensive, alphabetized list of private student loan lenders our students have used over the past five years. There is no significance attached to where a lender falls on the list, so please research all options available to make an informed decision. You are not limited to the lenders from this listing and may use any lender of your choosing.