South Seattle Community College DOES NOT PARTICIPATE in Federal Student Loan Programs (Stafford Loan, PLUS Loan, Perkins Loan).

There are many organizations, banks, and credit unions that offer non-federal student loans (often called Alternative Education Loans).   These types of loans generally require students to have good credit and a steady source of income, or to provide a co-borrower who does. Depending on the type of loan, a student may be required to make payments while in school.

We encourage students to do research on their own, contact several lenders, and compare the various terms and conditions of the loans they offer so you can select a non-federal loan that best suits your needs.

South Seattle Community College does not endorse any lender.

Please note: Alternative loans cannot be certified for an amount that exceeds the student’s cost of attendance. For more information on Cost of Attendance see the Financial Aid Guide, or pick up a copy in the financial aid office.

Also, please read and print a copy of the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form.

For information about scholarships available at South please see the scholarship web page.


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