Private (Alternative) Loans
Numerous banks offer private educational loan programs to further assist students and families with college expenses. All private educational loan programs are based on creditworthiness and most banks require a credit-worthy cosigner for approval of loans for undergraduate student applications.
To help you with a private lender search, Gonzaga has compiled a comprehensive list of lenders. Each of these lenders has disbursed at least one private loan to Gonzaga University students within the last three academic years. You may select ANY lender you wish (whether it is on the list or not) without penalty. Please contact Gonzaga with any questions you may have about federal or private loan processes.Gonzaga recommends that you compare federal loans to private loans before making a decision on a private loan or lender.
Many lenders participate in a loan comparison website called ElmSelect. It is a good tool you can use to compare loan products. If your lender is not listed on the website, please contact them directly to find out about their loan products.
If you have borrowed from a lender that is not listed below, please contact that lender direct. They may not be offering new private loans and as such were remove from this list. They may still be able to lend to you if you have borrowed from them in prior years.
Your lender may offer a type of private educational loan through their website that does not require school certification. Borrowing this type of private educational loan may have a serious negative impact on your existing financial aid package. Please contact your financial aid counselor before borrowing one of these loans.
Gonzaga University does not recommend or endorse any lender.
Alaska Advantage 800-441-2962 Bank of North Dakota 800-472-2166 x5660 Bellco Credit Union 877-223-9535 Charter One/Citizen's Bank
800-721-3969 Christian Community Credit Union 866-464-9193 Citizens Equity First (CEFCU) 800-542-3328 CU Student Loans 866-639-9339 x5 Denver Community Credit Union 877-639-7871 Discover 877-728-3030 Eli Lily Federal Credit Union 317-524-5168 Farmers Insurance Group FCU 877-523-0876 First Tech Credit Union 800-236-7991 GESA Credit Union 877-308-7638 Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union 800-379-1300 Missoula Federal Credit Union 406-523-3300 New Jersey HESAA 800-792-8670 Northern Federal Credit Union 877-281-8323 Rivermark Community Credit Union 866-686-6854 Sallie Mae 888-272-5543 San Francisco Fire Credit Union 866-825-6583 San Mateo Credit Union 877-229-8354 SECU 800-879-7328 Star One Credit Union 800-734-4540 Sun Trust 866-763-6351 Union Federal Savings Bank 866-513-8445 Wells Fargo 800-658-3567