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Alternative Loan Award – Summer Only

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  • An alternative student loan is a personal loan from a bank, credit union or other non-government entity used for educational expenses not covered by financial aid resources. The United States federal government does not guarantee or subsidize alternative loans. The terms and conditions vary and are set by each lender. Interest rates and repayment options do not adhere to the same guidelines as federal Direct Loans. For additional information about Direct Loans visit or call our office.
  • The Office of Financial Aid recommends students and families apply for federal financial aid first by annually completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at .

  • Our records indicate that you have submitted an application for an alternative loan and are eligible to receive federal Direct Loans for the summer semester.

  • Student Consent

    **I understand that my alternative student loan will not be processed until this form is completed and returned to the Office of Financial Aid. I also understand that it is my responsibility to submit this form prior to my credit expiration date or I will have to resubmit my alternative loan application with my lender.

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