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Dartmouth College Private Alternative Loan Lender List

What you need to know:

  • This list is a comprehensive three year list of lenders used by our undergraduate families.
  • This list is NOT ranked in any way.
  • We do not have preferred lender arrangements with any of the lenders listed below.
  • The Financial Aid office receives no benefits for including these lenders on this list.
  • We cannot legally recommend a lender to you.
  • Under federal law, YOU have the right to borrow through the lender of your choice regardless if they appear on this list.
  • Every family’s needs are unique and no lender is perfect for every family. Shop around to find the best loan to meet YOUR needs.
  • Some loans have residency or membership requirements.

American Heritage Federal Credit Union

Associated Credit Union

Bank of Lake Mills

Citizens Bank TruFit Student Loan®

Digital Federal Credit Union

Discover® Student Loans

Everett Credit Union

Fifth Third Bank

Pentagon Federal Credit Union

PNC Solution Loan

Quorum Federal Credit Union

Regions Bank

Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan®


SunTrust Custom Choice Loan (formally SunTrust Academic Answer Loan)

Transportation Federal Credit Union

Wells Fargo Collegiate® Loan

Loans with State Residency Requirements:

Loans with Membership Requirements:

Alaska Supplemental Education Loan

Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA)

Maine Educational Loan Authority (MELA)

Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority (MEFA)

New Jersey Class Loan (NJCLASS)

Rhode Island Student Loan

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Chase Select PrivateSM Student Loan

NASA Federal Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union


This list was updated in January of 2014.

Last Updated: 9/25/14