U of L Student Loans

Smart Option Student Loan®
  • Pay for your bachelor's, associate's, or certificate expenses at a degree-granting school (i.e. University of Louisville (U of L)) or for a professional training and trade certificate courses (culinary, technical, etc.) at a non-degree granting school.
Graduate School Loan
  • Pay for U of L expenses as you pursue your master's and doctoral degrees at University of Louisville.
MBA Loan
  • Pay for your U of L business school expenses as you pursue your Masters of Business Administration degree at University of Louisville.
Medical School Loan
  • Pay for your University of Louisville (U of L) medical degree expenses in allopathic, general, osteopathic, podiatric, radiology, sports, and veterinary medicine
Dental School Loan
  • Pay for your University of Louisville (U of L) dental degree expenses in general dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics
Graduate School Loan for Health Professions
  • Pay for your U of L health professions degree expenses in allied health, nursing, pharmacy, and other graduate-level health programs at University of Louisville.
Law School Loan
  • Pay for your U of L school and associated expenses as you study for your University of Louisville law degree
Bar Study Loan
  • Pay for your U of L expenses associated with fees and living costs as you study for the bar exam at University of Louisville
Medical Residency and Relocation Loan
  • Pay for your University of Louisville (U of L) expenses associated with taking board examinations, travel for interviews, and moving for your medical residency
Dental Residency and Relocation Loan
  • Pay for your University of Louisville (U of L) expenses associated with taking board examinations, travel for interviews, and moving for your dental residency

U of L Student Loan Benefits

U of L students may consider getting SallieMae student loans for undergraduate and graduate degrees for several reasons:

1. Access to Funds: SallieMae offers a range of loan options that can help students bridge the financial gap between their available resources (such as scholarships, grants, and personal savings) and the cost of tuition, books, housing, and other educational expenses at the University of Louisville.

2. Competitive Interest Rates: SallieMae provides competitive interest rates on their student loans, which can potentially save students money over the life of the loan compared to other lenders. Lower interest rates mean less money paid in interest, allowing borrowers to repay their loans more efficiently.

3. Flexibility in Repayment Options: SallieMae offers various repayment plans, such as deferred, fixed, or interest-only payments while in school, as well as multiple repayment terms ranging from 5 to 20 years. This flexibility allows students to choose a plan that best aligns with their financial situation and preferences.

4. Cosigner Release Option: SallieMae provides an option for cosigner release, allowing qualified borrowers to remove their cosigners from the loan after a specified period of consecutive on-time payments. This can be advantageous for students who may need a cosigner initially but wish to stand on their own financially in the future.

5. Reputation and Experience: SallieMae is a well-established and reputable lender in the student loan industry, with many years of experience providing financial assistance to students across the country. This can provide peace of mind to U of L students, knowing they are dealing with a trusted and reliable lender.

It is important for U of L students to thoroughly research and compare their loan options, including terms, interest rates, repayment plans, and overall affordability, before making any decisions. Additionally, students should consider the total amount borrowed and their potential future income when considering taking on student loan debt. Financial literacy and understanding the responsibilities associated with borrowing should be a priority for all students.

Borrow responsibly

We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.

These loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank. Uloop Inc. is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of loan customers.

Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply. Click here for additional eligibility information about each product.

1 Although we do not charge a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as outlined in your promissory note—first to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.


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