Although government sponsored student loans should be your first choice, many students choose to consider credit-based loans from private lenders. Boston University invited private lenders to provide information about their products through a Request for Information (RFI) process. The University reviewed the information provided and, based on that information, identified the following loan products as having competitive rates, customer service, and borrower benefits.
You are welcome to borrow from the lender of your choice without penalty whether or not that lender is identified here or in other University materials. We encourage you to compare information concerning credit-based student loans carefully to determine the best fit for your particular circumstance. We will be happy to answer questions or provide information as you identify the program options that will best suit your family’s unique situation.
If you are interested in applying for a credit-based loan it’s advised that you do so no more than 90 days prior to the start of the enrollment period, i.e. early June for fall semester and academic year loans and mid-October for spring semester loans.
To request an adjustment to an existing credit-based loan for an undergraduate student, borrowers must complete and submit a Loan Adjustment Request – Undergraduate form.
Comparison of Loan Programs
Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students
Student Loans for Undergraduate Students
- Citizens Bank TruFit Student Loan
- Discover Undergraduate Loans
- MEFA Loan for Undergraduate Education
- PNC Solution Loan for Undergraduates
- Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan
- Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan