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Alternative Loans

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.   
Click here to apply for federal student loans or parent loans.

If you decide to pursue a private/alternative loan, your lender may request the Private Education Loan Self-Certification .


More Information

How to Apply
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Contact Details

Financial Aid
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2515
Location: G120
M-F 8 am – 5 pm

Event Calendar

Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Fall River (4/29/2016)


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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:00 GMT

New Bedford Career Center Visit (4/29/2016)


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Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:30:00 GMT

Admissions & Financial Aid On-the-Spot Workshop – Fall River Campus (4/30/2016)


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Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Fall River-Saturday, April 30, 2016-14021 (4/30/2016)


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