Private Loans

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are available to degree-seeking students who need additional funds to meet the Cost of Attendance. They are only awarded after the student has received a Stafford Loan. Students applying for an alternative loan may borrow up to the total budget for the current academic year. These loans are in the student's name and approved based on the borrower's credit and work history. The interest rates on these loans are variable, and most go into repayment six months after the separation date.

Additional Alternative Loan Programs:

S.C. Teachers Loan

The S.C. Teachers Loan is available to S.C. residents enrolled in a teacher education program. Additional eligibility requirements, loan details and application can be found at

* As with all student loans, students are encouraged to only borrow what is absolutely needed.

Graduate Nursing Loan Providers

Discover Health Professions Loan

Sallie Mae Graduate Health Professions Loan



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