Private Loan Lenders


Many lenders offer private loans. Below is a historical list of lenders used by KU students in the past three years. You're not required to borrow from a lender on the list. Please contact lenders for details.

Table containing information about private lenders that KU students have used over the last three years.
Lender NameEligible StudentsAt Least 1/2 TimeMeet SAPDegree SeekingParent Loan Option
Ascent Student LoansUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalYesYesYesNo
Affinity PLUS FCUUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalYesYesYesYes
Baxter CUUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesNo
Bellco CUUndergraduateYesYesYesNo
Bank of North Dakota, DEALUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesNo
CEFCUUndergraduateYesNoYesNo
Citizens Student LoansUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalYesNoYesYes
College Avenue Student LoanUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesYes
Common Bond Private LoanUndergraduate, GraduateYesNoYesNo
Commerce BankUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalNoNoNoYes
CustomChoiceUndergraduateYesNoYesNo
Digital Federal CUUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesNo
Discover Student LoansUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalYesYesYesYes
EarnestUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalYesNoYesNo
EdvestinuUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalYesNoNoNo
Elements FinancialUndergraduateYesYesYesNo
Funding UUndergraduateYesYesYesNo
InvestEd Student LoansUndergraduateYesNoYesYes
Iowa Partnership LoansUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesYes
Lend KeyUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesNo
MEFAUndergraduate, GraduateYesNoYesNo
NJCLASS LoansUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesYes
PNCUndergraduate, GraduateYesNoYesNo
RISLAUndergraduate, GraduateNoNoNoYes
Sallie Mae Student LoansUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalNoNoNoYes
Skyward CUUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesNo
So-FiUndergraduate, Graduate, InternationalYesYesYesYes
Star One CUUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesYesNo
Thrivent Federal CUUndergraduate, GraduateYesNoYesNo
Utilities Employees CUUndergraduateYesYesYesNo
Vermont Student AssistanceUndergraduate, GraduateYesYesNoYes
West Community CUUndergraduateYesYesYesNo