Prospective Students

Private Loans

Before applying for a private loan, the Student Financial Aid Office recommends filing a FAFSA to exhaust any federal and university aid options first.

Ohio State does not promote or endorse any private educational loan lenders. FastChoice is a loan comparison tool that assists borrowers in selecting a private loan. Please review lender information carefully and contact the lender with questions. FASTChoice lists several of the loan companies from which our students have chosen to borrow during the previous aid year.

 We reserve the right to add or remove any lending agency from the list at any time. Students are not restricted to using a lender from the FASTChoice list. They may choose any eligible participating lender.

Private loans typically take four to six weeks to process, certify, and disburse. Due to the extended timeline, the University recommends ample time for processing.