Don't get left out!

Student financial aid can help you bridge the gap between your resources and your unmet need. Financial aid may be awarded in the form of grants, scholarships, student and parent loans, or through the work-study program.

Always apply for financial aid first. Get your FAFSA link to off site in so you aren't left out!

Questions? email us at or call Bronco Express, (269) 387-6000.

Private alternative loans

Choosing how to finance your education is one of the most important decisions you will make - and the impact of that decision will follow you well beyond graduation. Once you have exhausted your eligibility for state and federal financial aid and loans, you may need to consider applying for a private educational loan, also called an alternative loan. These loans are not federal student loans. They are offered by private lenders and are used to supplement your financial aid.

Don't Forget

Every alternative loan program is different. In an effort to help you make informed choices, we have created an alternative lender worksheet, The Bottom Line,pdf that will help you select the private lender that is right for you.

WMU will certify a private, alternative loan from the lender of your choice.

When determining how much to borrow, plan to borrow as little as possible. The long-term cost is an important factor. If you have questions regarding financial aid, please call Bronco Express at (269) 387-6000. For more information about a particular private alternative loan, please contact the lender.

Always apply for financial aid first.

Get your FAFSA link to off site in so you aren't left out!

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Student Financial Aid
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5337 USA
269 387-6000