Students who do not qualify for Federal Stafford or PLUS loans (or who have reached annual maximum limits) may consider applying for a Private Educational Loan (sometimes called Alternative Loans). These loans are not subsidized, but offer competitive interest rates and deferment options. These loans also may be used to cover previous outstanding balances to the University, depending on the student's last enrollment period. All applications for private loans must be requested by the end of November for the fall semester and the end of April for the spring semester. Eligibility and guidelines will vary among private loan providers.
For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.