The loan options below represent private student loan products for undergraduate students. You are STRONGLY encouraged to exhaust all grants, scholarships and Federal loan options prior to considering a private student loan. You may qualify for Federal education loans, which usually have terms that are more advantageous to the borrower than terms available under private loan programs. For additional information, contact your school's financial aid office or the Department of Education at federalstudentaid.ed.gov.
If you live OR attend college in the following states, be sure to review this information state alternative loan programs (click on the links to get specific information about your state's alternative loan program): Alaska, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota (SELF Loan and ND DEAL Program) Montana (through ND DEAL Program), New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota (through ND DEAL Program), South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin (through ND DEAL Program) and Wyoming (through ND DEAL Program). Before making a final decision about your private loan, please review the SLA Private Loan Guide. For additional detail about the structure of the credit union private student loans listed below, review this recent SLA Blog post.
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