University of San Francisco

Private Lending for Higher Education

If you have exhausted all federal aid, scholarship, and grant options, you could consider applying for a private student loan or parent loan to cover the remaining cost of attendance.

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Searching for a Private Loan?

There are many ways to pay for higher education, and choosing the right approach requires a good understanding of your options, your responsibilities, and the various details of each lender's loan products.

It's a lot to keep in mind. FASTChoice makes it easy by providing you with information about private loans in an easy-to-understand format, to help you determine which private student loan best meets your needs.

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Borrowing Essentials

Borrowing Essentials provides an interactive overview of some basic information about borrowing money to pay for your education.

The next few pages will quickly get you up to speed. Having a good understanding of these topics will help you get the most out of what you borrow on the best possible terms. You'll be better equipped to make an informed decision.

Click on "continue" to start Borrowing Essentials.

Click on "I've already completed Borrowing Essentials" to view Private Loan Options - a comparison list of lenders.

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