Private student loans should be considered “last resort” opportunities. You should utilize all other financing options before applying for a private loan product - federal student loan programs are less expensive than private loans and should be considered first. Students and their families should also remember that the University a payment plan option for each semester.
The WIU Financial Aid Office will process alternative loans for ANY lender selected by a student. Students are not required to choose a lender included on the WIU Preferred Lender List.