Alaska Student Loans
2015 alternative College loans available to Alaska students studying at Alaska colleges, universities and higher education learning institutions as well as community colleges and accredited institutions of higher learning:
cuStudentLoans cuScholar private student loan.
SallieMae Smart Option Student Loan
Wells Fargo - Private education loan
SimpleTuition : Private loan marketplace
Alaska Loans article:
As Alaska students prepare to graduate from high school and make the biggest investment of their life, the question dares to be raised: How will they pay for college? Thanks to the Stafford loan programs, students can relax a little when it comes to funding their higher education.
The Stafford loan program is available to all students who plan to attend an accredited school or university at least-half time. Whether you intend on seeking a degree at the University of Alaska or the Prince William Sound Community College, a Stafford loan is available to you.
The Stafford loan program is backed by the United States Department of Education. Borrowers must first fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive a loan. As a bonus, Alaska students who demonstrate financial need may also be awarded a state or federal loan when applying for their loan. In some cases, for those who apply directly after January 1st, you can receive both grants.
To qualify for a student loan, borrowers must have U.S. citizenship and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Loans are applied for on an annual basis and increase in amount each year. Both undergraduate and graduate students can borrow money for school. Depending on financial need, borrowers may also qualify for a subsidized loan.
Parents can also qualify through the U.S. Department of Education for PLUS Loan so that they may assist with funding their childs college tuition, room and board and other associated fees. PLUS Loans do require credit approval and, unlike the Stafford loans, repayment begins as soon as the money has been dispersed.
Lastly, students can apply for a loan through a private student loan lender. This option often helps to cover educational expenses not paid for by grants, scholarships or federally-backed loans.
Additional lenders offering loans to Alaska students by phone:
AMS Education Loan Trust (833067) - Swansea, MA. 800-637-3060. Stafford, PLUS loans
Bank of America(806746) - Brea, CA. 800-344-8382. (Stafford, PLUS
CollegeCredit - The College Board (830310) - New York, NY. 800-831-5626. (Stafford, PLUS, consolidation
Additional Alaska Student Resource
Financial Aid Sources / Career Planning
Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE)