Loans are available to eligible students who need assistance with paying their tuition and/or living expenses. The federal government offers Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans through the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. The application process starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Depending on your needs, you may be eligible for a William D. Ford Direct Loan.
If you require additional funding after other aid, consider a GradPLUS Loan.
Private/alternative loan programs are available to assist students for expenses not covered through other financial aid. Widener Law Commonwealth recommends that students first attempt to access a Federal GradPLUS Loan prior to applying for a private/alternative loan. These loans require a credit check; students unable to borrow on the strength of their own credit may be offered the option of a co-signer. Generally, a student may borrow up to their cost of attendance, minus all other aid received. Interest rates on these loans vary. It is important that a student borrower investigate both the interest rate and fee structure before choosing a lender.
Please note: Students are free to select any lender they choose. Students are encouraged to carefully review the provisions of the loan programs and what each lender is offering to ensure that the loan will fit their needs before they incur additional obligations.
Financial Aid Office
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: [email protected]