Private loans, also called alternative loans, are available to students and parents to help cover educational costs not covered by grants, scholarships, or educational loans.
NOTE: Students and parents are strongly encouraged to pursue Federal Stafford and Federal Parent (PLUS) loans before exploring alternative loans. These lower-cost federal loans may be available in place private education loans.
See below for details to complete the FAFSA for federal student loan eligibility.
If you decide to pursue a private/alternative loan, your lender may request the Private Education Loan Self-Certification