Taking a loan to help cover the cost of your education is a worthy and valuable investment. A separate application is required for all loans, even if it’s a federal loan for which you may have already qualified. Detailed information and applications are available through the links below.
The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides the following loan options. You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for these fixed, low-interest rate loans.
Direct Loan: offered to the student, based upon the student’s grade level and number of credit hours
Direct PLUS: a loan offered to the parent of an undergraduate student
After your financial aid is applied to the cost of attendance, your family will be responsible for the remaining balance. We understand not every family has these funds readily available. An alternative loan is one way to help cover the remaining cost.
Alternative loans: a private loan available to the student. Private lenders might require a co-signer.