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Alternative loans

Financial Aid Office

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Old Main 110
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8200

fax. 715-394-8027

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Financial Aid Office

Alternative loans

Alternative loans are available through loan institutions after other financial aid options are exhausted.  Students should first apply for financial aid by filing the FAFSA

  • Once the alternative loan application has been certified by the Financial Aid Office, students should call the lender directly to inquire about the status of the loan.
  • Eligibility is usually limited by the UW-Superior Cost of Attendance minus other aid.
  • Interest accrues on all private student loans from the time of disbursement.
  • Interest payments (except SELF Loan) and principal payments are usually deferrable until the student graduates or is no longer enrolled at least half time.
  • Loan approval, fees, and insurance is determined by the lender based on credit history.
  • Each lender has various repayment incentives that should be considered when choosing an alternative lender. Interest rates and benefits may change on a quarterly basis and these loans may not be the most beneficial.
  • Allow at least three weeks for funds to arrive at the school.  Our office will send an email notification once the check has arrived. 
  • All private loans are sent as a paper check by regular mail and must be endorsed by the student at the Cashiers Office window.

If you determine that additional funds are necessary beyond your financial aid award, and you wish to pursue an alternative loan, you may choose to explore: 


You can compare up to three loans at a time.  However, this list is not exhaustive, and you are welcome to explore any lender you would like.

If you need a Private Education Loan Self Certification form, you may request one from your lender of choice, or you may print a blank one here:  http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/attachments/GEN1315Attach.pdf.

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