Alternative Loan Options

For students seeking financial assistance in the Extension or Doctorate Programs, the following is a sample list of private lenders who have alternative loans at reasonable rates. You may also choose a lender other than the below lenders.

Name of Lender Name of Private Loan Phone and Website
Wells Fargo Educational Financial Service 1-800-378-5526
Sallie Mae Private Credit Loan 1-888-272-4665
Commerce Bank Private Loan 1-800-666-3910
USAFunds Private Loan 1-888-272-4665
Discover Student Loan 1-877-728-3030
Charter One Bank Student Loan


  • Study all the terms of the loan before making a choice.
  • Try to keep repayment terms to 10 years.
  • If at all possible, pay the interest while in seminary.
  • Borrow wisely.

Contact Flo Byerly in the AGTS Financial Aid Office, or 1-800-467-2487 x 1028, with any questions.

Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:26 AM

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