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Private Student Loans

Private student loans are available for students who are not eligible for federal loans for any of the following reasons: 

As with all student loans, the amount borrowed must be for educational expenses and cannot exceed (including all other sources of aid) the Cost of Attendance for the loan period. The loan period for which funds are borrowed must be a time during which the student was, is or will be enrolled at Northwestern. The minimum loan period is one quarter. The maximum loan period is four quarters. Loans cannot cover more than one academic year. You must reapply for student loans each academic year.

Information about private loans:

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