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We work with Iowa Student Loan to offer supplemental private loans to help you pay for college as well as refinance existing student loan debt. As an Iowa non-profit and the state’s student loan experts, Iowa Student Loan offers competitively priced loans.*
The Partnership Advance Education Loan (Partnership Loan) and College Family Loan were created to help you pay college costs while you are or your student is in school.
- The Partnership Loan is for students and their cosigners.
- The College Family Loan is for parents, family members and others who wish to borrow on behalf of a student.
The Reset Refinance Loan can help you simplify repayment or pay lower interest costs on existing student loans after college.
With these loans, you know what you’re getting before you apply as all terms and conditions, including credit score requirements for specific rates, are provided upfront. In addition, there are no upfront origination fees and you can earn an interest rate reduction for making payments by auto-debit in repayment. Note: These loans are subject to credit approval.
Tools and Tips to Help Minimize Borrowing
Take advantage of these smart borrowing resources while planning for college and before applying for student loans. These free resources include online tools to help students and families:
- Avoid over borrowing
- Explore jobs and potential earnings for graduates of specific majors.
- Estimate total college costs for four years of undergraduate students.
Before applying for a private loan, be sure to complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, first. You should also work with our college financial aid office to explore and exhaust all sources of student financial aid before seeking a private student loan.
About Iowa Student Loan
Iowa Student Loan was established in 1979 as a private, nonprofit corporation, and its mission is to help Iowa students and families obtain the resources necessary to succeed in postsecondary education.
*UNITE Credit Union is compensated by Iowa Student Loan for the referral of student loan customers.
Visit the Iowa Student Loan website for valuable information on the variety of options available for student loans.