Alternative financing options are available for students who require
additional funding to pay for college expenses. Please read below for
Alternative loans, also known as private loans, can help you pay
college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or
other financial aid. These loans are one way to provide additional funds
to close the gap between your financial aid resources and college
Alternative loans are credit based and sometimes require a
credit-worthy co-signer. Interest rates vary, depending on credit
For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financing.
NOTE: The terms of these loans differ
from lenders, and the student should compare the information to
determine which loan best suits their needs. If an undergraduate borrows
loans, a co-signer may be required. If the student applies for an
alternative loan, a revised award letter will be sent to the student as
notification that the loan application has been sent to the lender.
However, this does not implicate the loan has been guaranteed. The
lender will notify the student directly.
The deferred payment plan is offered to Graduate students only. For
more information, please contact the Doheny Business Office at (213)
In addition to federal and state funding, students are encouraged to
search for private grants and scholarships to help pay for college
Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be paid back and should be sought out vigorously.
Suggested scholarship and grant website links:
www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/index.html (nursing students)
Click here for more scholarship web links.
Beware of companies that guarantee or promise scholarships. Do not
send money to companies that make generous promises, charge you money to
receive aid, try to get you to send money by claiming you are a
finalist in a scholarship contest or request your credit card or bank
account number to hold a scholarship for you. To learn more, go to www.consumer.ftc.gov/.
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