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.

If you have borrowed from a lender that is not listed below, please contact that lender directly. They may not be offering new private loans and as such were removed 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.

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.

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Lenders that have helped Gonzaga students in the last three years:

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union   (800) 737-5115 
Alaska Advantage   (800) 441-2962 
Alliant Credit Union   (800) 328-1935 
Bank of North Dakota  (800) 472-2166 x5660  
Bellco Credit Union   (877) 223-9535 
Chevron Federal Credit Union   (866) 686-6857 
Christian Community Credit Union   (866) 464-9193 
Citizen's Bank   (800) 721-3969 
Citizens Equity First (CEFCU)  (800) 542-3328  
College Ave (Liberty Bank)   (844) 422-7502 
Denver Community Credit Union   (877) 639-7871 
Digital Credit Union   (800) 324-1589 
Discover   (800) STUDENT 
First Tech Credit Union   (800) 236-7991 
GESA Credit Union   (877) 308-7638 
Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union  (800) 379-1300  
New Jersey HESAA   (800) 792-8670 
Sallie Mae   (888) 272-5543 
San Francisco Fire Credit Union   (866) 825-6583 
San Mateo Credit Union   (877) 229-8354 
Star One Credit Union   (800) 734-4540 
Sun Trust   (866) 763-6351 
Unitus Community Credit Union  (877) 230-7659  
Wells Fargo   (800) 658-3567