The University of California offers prviate lender lists as guides for students and parents, but you're free to use any lender of your choice.
- Follow the instructions provided by your selected lender, who will notify you of your loan application status and any approved amount.
- You may be required to sign a promissory note, a document that confirms your agreement to repay the loan.
- Remember that fees and repayment terms vary among lenders.
- All lender lists are in PDF format.
- Review The University of California Code of Conduct in Regard to Preferred Lender Arrangements (PDF)
UC lender lists for private loans
Private loans (also known as alternative loans) can help to fill the gap between the cost of education and the amount of other financial aid offered. However, you should always maximize all other resources, including federal loans, which have lower interest rates and better loan terms.