Alternative Loan Options

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An alternative student loan (also referred to as a private student loan) is not a federal student loan, but one through a private bank or other lending institution. We encourage all students and parents to first determine eligibility and obtain Federal Direct Loans and Federal Direct PLUS Loans before applying for private loans.

Students who wish to borrow a private loan may visit FASTChoice to learn more about the available loan options. After creating an account and reading through loan counseling information, you will be able to compare several loan companies at a glance.

UPIKE does not rank, recommend, promote or endorse any of these lenders. The student is free to choose any lender.