Loans & Financing Options
When you consider all the ways an education at a top university can enrich your life, it’s one of the best long-term investments you can make in your future. Borrowing is one way to make that investment possible. Of course, only you and your family can decide how much is a reasonable amount to borrow. But with careful planning, a loan can be a smart decision.
Most educational loans offer more favorable terms than other consumer loans, such as car loans or credit cards. However, since all loans must be repaid, we encourage you to borrow no more than necessary, explore other options for financial aid, and earn as much as possible through employment.
The U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid is StudentAid.gov. This website is the main portal to access your entire federal loan borrowing history, application process, and central repayment information repository. To access your personal information at StudentAid.gov:
- Go to https://studentaid.gov/.
- Log into your account with your FSA ID and password.
- “Accept” the account access warning.
- Select “View Details”.
StudentAid.gov does not provide any information about any educational loans not issued by the U.S. Department of Education. This includes private, state, and institutional loans borrowed previously.