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Alternative Loans

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Alternative loans are available from private lenders, such as banks, savings and loan associations or credit unions. Typically, these loans cost the student and family more in the long run, but they may have fewer eligibility restrictions.

For more information, contact commercial financial institutions or the financial aid administrator at the school you are attending or are planning to attend.