Is This the Best Loan for Me?
Federal loans, including Direct loans, Perkins loans, and PLUS loans, are generally the best options and should be your first consideration. The maximum interest rates and fees on these loans are set by federal law, so the terms and conditions for these loans are clearly defined and will not change over time. Additional information regarding the differences between federal and private loans.
About Private Loans
Private loans, also known as alternative loans, offer another type of loan. Sometimes students choose to borrow private loans because they believe it's a simpler option. You don't have to fill out a FAFSA in order to borrow. Unless you are in the
Alternative loans are considered a "last resort" for students who have exhausted all other financial aid avenues. Alternative loans cannot exceed the cost of attendance for a student. If you have exhausted all other financial aid opportunities to you, then an alternative loan can be borrowed for the remainder of your cost of attendance. If you are interested in taking out an alternative loan, please visit www.elmselect.com for a list of lenders commonly used by Marywood students.
Applying For Private Loans
Students will need to apply directly with the lender of their choice. Most students will be required to have someone cosign the loan application. Interest rates for loans are determined by the lender based on the student and cosigners
Private Loan Providers
For a list of private lenders and a comparison of the loan terms offered, please visit www.elmselect.com