Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are a good resource when additional funding is needed to supplement the student's financial assistance. Students need a co-signer with good credit in order to acquire a private loan. Interest rates vary and interest accrues while the student is in college. Repayment begins six months after graduation or if you drop below full-time enrollment. You should first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to take advantage of lower interest rates on federal loans.

Information is also available through any bank. We highly recommend that students and their families thoroughly research and compare loan companies in order to make an informed decision. To compare different lenders, go to FastChoice.

The list below is a historical list; you may choose any lender. The college does not endorse any lender.
Affinity Plus Private Education Loan

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Anheuser-Busch Employee Credit Union Loan (866) 252-8561
Canada Student Loan

Citizen’s Bank/Charter One Bank TruFit Loan
  (800) 721-3969
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Commerce Bank of St. Louis
(800) 666-3910
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Scholar Private Student Loan  (888) 549-9050
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Discover Student Loans (and prior CitiAssist Loan borrowers) (877) 728-3030
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Fifth Third Bank (800) 222-7192
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Regions Bank (800) 858-7822
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Sallie Mae Smart Loan (800) 695-3317
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SunTrust Custom Choice Loan (866) 230-5609
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University of Iowa CCU Loan (319) 339-1000
Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan (800) 378-5526
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Wells Fargo MedCAP Alternative Loan for Health Professionals (800) 378-5526
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