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Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are used to help bridge the gap between the actual cost of your education and the amount available from federal and state grant and loan programs. There is a variety of lender options providing different types of private educational loans. We have provided the link below to a list of several loan companies from which our students have chosen to borrow during the previous aid year.  You are free to choose any lender, including those not presented within the link below. 

Alternative Loan Lenders for Students

Alternative Loan Lenders for Parents

The loan programs differ, so it is important that you know the terms and conditions of the loan, as well as, your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. Remember that a loan is a debt that must be repaid. It is recommended that students borrow wisely.

A student will need a credit-worthy cosigner to help ensure that they are receiving the lowest rate possible.

Before you look at alternative funding, please make sure that you have exhausted all possible federal and state financial aid funds available. Our office strongly recommends that students file the FAFSA before applying for alternative loans.

If you have questions regarding an alternative loan program, we suggest you contact the specific lender directly. Please feel free to contact our office with general questions at 740-593-4141.




Loan Periods for the 2015 - 2016 Year

05/11/2015 - 08/15/2015


08/24/2015 - 12/12/2015


01/11/2016 - 04/30/2016