Investing in your future and the worlds
The return on investment will be enormous. For you, for Dartmouth, and for the world you will transform.
We strongly recommend that students and family members only consider private educational loans after all types of federal and Dartmouth financing have been exhausted. Please meet with a Dartmouth financial aid officer to discuss options that are in your best interest.
Your ability to obtain private educational funding is largely based on your credit-worthiness and current indebtedness. Students will likely be required to use a cosigner. Interest rates will be based on the student's and cosigner's credit-worthiness.
We encourage you to compare loan terms (interest rates, fees, payment obligations, etc.), as they vary widely. Deferment and/or forbearance options are services of the lender and are different within each private educational loan product. If you experience financial hardship or difficulty making payments, contact your lender immediately.
This is a comprehensive, three-year list of lenders used by our undergraduate families. Your family’s needs are unique and no lender is perfect for every family. Shop around to find the best loan to meet your needs.