Student Loan Center
Western offers several types of student loans to help you finance your education. The following information highlights the different student loan programs available and the eligibility requirements for each. While student loans are an excellent option to help you meet your educational goals, loans are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest. Interest rates vary from different loan programs and times; it is in your best interest to only borrow what you need in student loans!
Direct Student Loan Program
Western participates in the Direct Loan Program. This means that eligible students
and parents will borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education, instead
of a bank or credit union. All NEW student loan borrowers will need to
complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note AND Direct Loan Entrance Counseling.
Learn More about the Direct Loan Program
Parent PLUS Loan
PLUS Loans are federally guaranteed loans that parents may obtain to help pay for
the cost of education for their dependent child, the student. Certain credit conditions
apply, and a credit check is required.
Learn more about Parent PLUS Loans
Exit Loan Counseling
Exit Loan Counseling is required for any students who have received student loans at Western, and have dropped below half time (6 credits), or have completed a program (graduated). Learn more about Exit Loan Counseling
Private Loan Information and Application Process
Some students find they need additional funds beyond their grant and Stafford loan eligibility to meet their expenses while attending college. Learn more about private loans