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Additional Loan Programs

The following is a list of alternative/private lenders that offer student loans. Alternative/private student loans typically require a credit check as part of the application process, and each lender’s approval criteria will vary. This list is meant to be a starting point, and it may not include all available lenders. 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Loans are offered to Texas residents.

To Apply

Federal Direct Loans

Direct Plus Loan Programs

Direct Parent PLUS Loans are offered by the Department of Education to parents of dependent students.

Direct Grad PLUS Loans are offered by the Department of Education to graduate/professional students.

To Apply

 Private Student Loans

Private Student Loans

Elm Select is a database that allows students to compare several lenders in one place.

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation - Loans are made to full-time students who are U.S. citizens/Permanent Residents and Texas residents attending Texas colleges or universities. Loan applications will be considered for undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students.

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Important Information

Before deciding to borrow a private/alternative student loan parents should review the following information:

  • Federal Student Loans vs. Private/Alternative Student Loans
  • Please note that the TTUHSC provides a list of some available lenders for students to use as starting point and lenders are evaluated annually for inclusion. Students are not limited to selecting a lender from this list and the TTUHSC does not receive any benefits in exchange for placing a lender on this list. A borrower should never be directed to a specific lender by the University.