Private Loans

Once you and your family have considered federal loan options, you can use the Pennsylvania Private Loan Marketplace to instantly and accurately compare rates and terms from multiple private loan lenders side-by-side. This will help you make an informed decision about the most appropriate loan for you.

The Marketplace displays products from local and national lenders, complete with detailed listings of APRs, interest rates, total cost, monthly payments, borrower benefits, fees and repayment options.

Students who are eligible for federal student aid should complete the FAFSA and exhaust all federal, state and University aid options, including federal loans, before applying for a private alternative loan. It should be noted that prospective borrowers may qualify for loans or other assistance under Title IV, HEA programs. Federal student loans generally have more favorable terms and conditions than private loans. We recommend that you utilize all federal loan eligibility before turning to private loans.

Students applying for a private loan will need to complete a Private Education Self Certification Loan form.

Students can access their Student Aid Summary on the Portal to obtain their cost of attendance and estimated financial assistance for the period of enrollment covered by the loan. Students must return their self-certification form to their lender upon completion.