Compare Student Loans

Finding the right loan program and lender is a critical part in applying for a college loan. That's why we developed a simple and informative way to compare student loans.

We offer a comparison of education loan programs being offered by the federal government and top lenders across the country. We have highlighted a few key points for each loan program and lender. For more detailed information on individual products, click the learn more link below the key bullet points. After comparing student loan options, click on the Apply button to get started.

Tips for Comparing Student Loans

Often, when borrowers compare student loans, they can be overwhelmed by the multitude of options. Take your time and make an educated decision when financing your college. Some quick tips: Don't always choose the first lender in a list. If you have an account with a lender already, it is often easier to stay with one lender. Finally, consider all the terms of the loan, including repayment terms and borrower benefits, not just the interest rates.

Borrowers may choose to apply with any lender and should be aware that there are other options beyond alternative or private student loans. For more general information, check out our alternative student loan overview page, or simply get started and apply for an alternative student loan.

Apply With a Co-signer

While not required, we strongly encourage undergraduate students to apply with a creditworthy co-signer if they may have difficulty qualifying for a loan due to limited income and credit history. This may increase an applicant's chances of approval and of possibly obtaining a better interest rate.

The Student Loan Network always recommends that students explore all of their financial aid options, from scholarships and grants to federal student loans, in addition to learning more about alternative student loans. To learn more about how this unique tool works, check out our comparison tool information page.

**Edvisors cannot guarantee financial aid and loan eligibility for site users. Please check with your school or your lender directly for information related to your personal eligibility. Not all lenders participate in the Edvisors site. Lenders that participate may not offer loan products to every school.

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