Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Private Lending for Higher Education

Welcome to FastChoice

FASTChoice is a helpful resource to YOU, the student, in determining your need for a private loan. It is usually in the student's best interest to first determine if he/she has any eligibility for Federal Student Aid. This can be determined by the student completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are unsure, please contact Anoka-Ramsey's Financial Aid Office.

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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.