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Alternative Loan lenders

Alternative Educational Loans are designed to help supplement educational costs that financial aid may not cover. Approval is subject to credit criteria. Click here for a list of alternative loan lenders. Please contact lenders for further information. 

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Neither Belmont University nor the Office of Student Financial Services benefits from referring students to any lender. Even though we offer a list of commonly used lenders, you are free to choose any alternative lender. 


As a service to Belmont University students, a listing of lenders and loan options is presented in FASTChoice, an online comparison tool. This list was compiled based on lenders that have been used by Belmont University students within the past three years and is subject to change. We are not responsible for the content of the individual lender websites. Be assured that Belmont University does not receive an incentive (financial or otherwise) from any lender in exchange for displaying lenders and loan options. You are free to select any lender you choose, including those not presented on this list. If you are interested in a lender not on this list, simply contact that lender directly or visit their website for more detailed information. Institutional policy requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before a private loan will be certified by Belmont University. This ensures that the student, based on his/her eligibility, is first considered for better types of financial assistance (grants and/or lower interest loans). Please keep in mind that the private loan will be divided equally among the terms the student is enrolled regardless of the requested loan period on the loan application. Dropping credits or withdrawing from school will change the cost of education. In the situation where the cost is reduced, the student may be billed for loan(s) already disbursed and he/she would subsequently be required to return part of or the entire loan amount immediately. Please be aware that regulations require lenders to hold the first disbursement for at least six business days prior to the scheduled date.