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.
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.
Alaska Advantage 800-441-2962 Bank of North Dakota 800-472-2166 x5660
Charter One 800-721-3969
Citizens Bank 800-708-6684 Citizens Equity First (CEFCU) 800-542-3328
CU Student Loans 866-639-9339 x5
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
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
Santa Barbara Foundation 805-687-7027
Star One Credit Union 800-734-4540
Sun Trust 866-763-6351
Union Federal Savings Bank 866-513-8445
Wells Fargo 800-658-3567