How to Apply
- Review the lenders and terms.
- Complete an Alternative Loan Application with the lender of your choice.
- Complete a Private Education Loan Application Self-Certification and return it to your respective lender along with your alternative loan application.
- Complete Alternative Loan Request Form.
Most alternative loan funds are sent to the University via an electronic disbursement method and applied to your tuition account. However, some lenders will still issue funds by paper check. If your funds arrive by paper check, you must pick up your check at Graduate Financial Aid and take it to the University’s Maroon Financial Credit Union to have it applied to your tuition account.
The University of Chicago does not have a preferred-lender listing for private loans. We recognize that you have many choices when contemplating a private loan; therefore, we have provided information of those lenders that the University of Chicago students have utilized in prior years. This list is not all-inclusive and you are not required to use any of the lender listed below. You may choose a lender that best meets your needs and requirements in financing your graduate education. In addition to the list below, you can use general Internet search engines to research private loans.
Graham School Students in a Certificate Program
Students in a certificate program should contact the Graham School at 773/702-1722 for instructions.