Alternative ways you can gather financing for your studies.
The only private educational loan currently available to students at foreign schools is the Smart Option Loan from Sallie Mae.
How You Apply
To apply for a Smart Loan, you must complete an online application form through your lender’s website.
You are required to complete a self-certification form for a private education loan as part of the application process. Your lender may provide you with a copy of the form or it is available to download here.
Once You Have Applied
Once you have applied online you will need to send a copy of your e-signed Promissory Note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU FORGET TO EMAIL YOUR PROMISSORY NOTE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CERTIFY YOUR LOAN
The main difference between private loans and federal loans are that private loans are provided by credit unions, banks and other financial institutions. The application process and eligibility criteria may be different for each loan. For a comparison of federal loans vs private loans follow this link to Salliemae.com and the Federal Student Aid website.