Less than Half-Time students (domestic and international)

Before deciding on a lender, please review the information on this website to better understand the process: Private Loan Options

The following lenders responded to an open Request for Information (RFI) saying they would lend to Less than Half-time students or non-degree students. Our degree programs that are considered less than half-time include the MPH-EPI Online/On-Campus Program, Master in Health Care Management (MHCM) Program, and Summer-Only degree students:

College Ave  HUECU Sallie Mae EDvestinU Wells Fargo
Lends to non-degree students? No No Yes Yes Yes
Lends to international students? Yes, with US cosigner Yes (no cosigner required); except citizens of OFAC sanctioned countries Yes, with US cosigner. DACA students are eligible. Yes, with US cosigner Yes, with US cosigner

Once you have contacted a lender and been pre-approved for a loan,, please fill out the Private Loan Information Form to notify our office — this will allow us to add the loan to your financial aid so that you do not end up with a financial hold. For international students, this also allows you to use the loan as part of your visa certification.

Please note that non-degree students and students in less than half time programs may not be eligible for in-school deferment.

We encourage all prospective borrowers to review all their options and consider the following: credit requirements, interest rate terms (ie: fixed or variable), fees, repayment incentives for the borrower, total cost, deferment and forbearance options, repayment timelines and flexibility.