The Office of Financial Support and Scholarships at UNO does not require the completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but strongly encourages students to complete a FAFSA in order to apply for and maximize their eligibility in Federal and State financial assistance before applying for a Private Loan. A FAFSA may be completed online.
Before your loan can be processed, you must select a lender. There are many lenders that have developed alternative student loan programs. You may want to visit the following websites for assistance with selecting a lender:
We encourage students to only borrow what they need for their educational costs. Remember that the more you borrow the higher your monthly payment will be which could affect your financial well-being after graduation.
Finally, please keep in mind that this is a loan that will need to be paid back. Additionally, alternative loans cannot be consolidated with your Stafford loans. Failure to obtain all relevant information now may lead to repayment problems down the road.
As part of the alternative loan application process, you must submit a Private Student Loan Applicant Self-Certification to your lender.