Student Loan Center

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