Other financing options for undergraduate students

Payment Plans

When students and parents are unable to pay all costs in full by the due dates, or if financial aid will not be available until after the term begins, payment arrangements must be made with the Office of the Bursar. Learn more about payment plans.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

A Direct PLUS Loan is a low-interest rate loan to help parents pay for their child's education beyond high school. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender, not a bank or a credit union. Direct PLUS Loan funds are usually applied directly to your child's school account. A Direct PLUS Loan is not a grant or scholarship; therefore, you must repay the money received. Parents can borrow a Direct PLUS Loan for their child if he or she is a "dependent student."

Private Scholarship Opportunities

Numerous private scholarship opportunities exist from companies and philanthropic organizations.

Alternative Educational Loans

Alternative educational loans are non-federal loans available from a variety of national lending institutions. Minimums and maximums vary for these loan programs but all require a satisfactory credit history.