After borrowing federal loans, alternative loans may help you meet final expenses.

It is the policy of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to encourage students to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before applying for an alternative or private loan.  By completing the FAFSA, students are able to be considered Federal Direct Student Loans and can also be considered for grants.
 
Additional information on alternative or private loans can be found at FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid including direct links to individual lenders.  

Visit prospective lenders' websites to select possible lenders.  Call your top selections with questions that may not be addressed on their website:  

  • Does the lender make loans to less-than-half-time students?
  • Does the lender make loans for past due balances?  If so, how old can the balance be?
  • Does the lender make loans for non-degree students?