Private Loan Programs

IU South Bend students borrow from a variety of private lenders. These lenders are listed in alphabetical order and are in no way ranked by IU South Bend. We do not recommend any particular lenders. This list is merely provided to assist you in looking for a private loan that best fits your need. Most lenders will only loan to degree-seeking students. If you are non-degree seeking, you will need to check with the lender to see if you are eligible.

Students borrowed from the programs and providers in the past:

Charter One TruFit Student Loan

Discover Student Loans

Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union

Fifth Third Bank

First Tech Credit Union

Interra Credit Union

PNC Bank

RBS Citizens, N.A.

Sallie Mae Bank

SunTrust Bank

Wells Fargo

Please note that students must apply directly with the lender for a private loan. We have linked to each lender's website as a courtesy, again, we do not promote one lender over another.

Students should make an appointment with a Financial Aid Administrator before applying for an alternative loan.

A Word of Caution to Private Loan Borrowers

IU South Bend cautions students that "loan debt can accumulate quickly and result in a lifetime burden of high payments and credit denials for automobile purchases, credit cards and home mortgages. To avoid these problems, read and understand the terms and conditions of all loans." To assist you with understanding the implications of your decisions, IU South Bend has partnered with CashCourse to provide students with free financial resources. You may go to IU South Bend's CashCourse website by clicking here: