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
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
Fifth Third Bank 800-222-7192 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
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