Financial Fitness > Pay for School > Choosing Alternative Loans
Only after you have maxed out all federal options, should you consider applying for an alternative/private loan. Financial Aid has a great section explaining how to choose the best alternative/private loans. There is also a resource called Elm Select that you can use to review private loans which DePaul students have borrowed in the last five years. This resource is not a preferred lender list, but a way for you to research some options.
You can also compare loans using this helpful handout: ChooseStudentLoan.
Need help choosing an alternative loan? Meet with a Financial Fitness advisor.