Financial Aid (Traditional Loans):

Earnest

Earnest offer personal loans and student refinancing. Like Pave, their personal loans can easily cover your entire tuition costs, even if you wish to pursue graduating with a Commercially Ready Pilot certificate.

  • Earnest offers loans up to $30,000
  • Interest rates starting at 4.25%
  • Lower rates through better data analysis
  • No origination or prepayment fees

About Earnest

Our mission is to greatly enhance people’s lives by lowering the high costs and barriers to credit faced by millions of financially responsible people. We believe financially responsible people deserve something better. That is why we strive to eliminate unnecessary costs from the system and offer our clients the lowest possible rates.

We are a skilled team of design, math, finance, and technology geeks who think differently about trust within the financial system and decided to do something about it. We started Earnest to build a finance company that combines rich data analytics, simple, functional design, and elegant software to bring people a fast, low-cost, and hyper-personalized experience. Our mission is to greatly enhance people’s lives by lowering the high costs and barriers to credit faced by millions of financially responsible people.

Pave

Pave offers a non-traditional “Pave loan.” Check your Pave loan rate.

Some key features of the Pave loan are:

  • Pave offers loans up to $25,000
  • Interest rates starting at 6%
  • Payable over a 2-3 year term

About Pave

Based in New York City, we’re on a mission to remove a major obstacle young people face: access to affordable funding. We’re starting with the Pave loan.

Our technology enables us to give young people the most affordable rate by looking beyond their credit score to who they are and where they’re going.

SoFI

SoFI is a modern finance company and has funded over $7 billion in loans to date.

  • Earnest offers loans up to $100,000
  • Interest rates starting at 4.04%
  • No origination or prepayment fees

Like Earnest and Pave, SoFI offers personal loans that can be used to cover your tuition.

About SoFI

We’re a leader in marketplace lending, with over $3 billion in loans issued to date. We help early stage professionals accelerate their success with student loan refinancing, mortgages, mortgage refinancing, and personal loans. Our nontraditional underwriting approach takes into account merit and employment history among other factors, so we offer products that can’t be found elsewhere. We offer individual and institutional investors the ability to create positive social impact on the communities they care about while earning compelling rates of return.

Financial Aid (Peer-to-Peer Loans):

Lending Club

Lending Club is the world’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. Lending Club loans can easily cover your entire tuition costs, even if you wish to pursue graduating with a Commercially Ready Pilot certificate.

  • Lending Club offers loans up to $40,000
  • Interest rates starting at 5.99%
  • Fast and easy application
  • No prepayment fees

About Lending Club

We are the world’s largest online credit marketplace, facilitating personal loans, business loans, and financing for elective medical procedures. Borrowers access lower interest rate loans through a fast and easy online or mobile interface. Investors provide the capital to enable many of the loans in exchange for earning interest. We operate fully online with no branch infrastructure, and use technology to lower cost and deliver an amazing experience. We pass the cost savings to borrowers in the form of lower rates and investors in the form of attractive returns.

Prosper

Prosper is America’s first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, with more than 2 million members and over $6 billion in funded loans.

Some key features of Prosper loans are:

  • Pave offers loans up to $35,000
  • Interest rates starting at 5.99%
  • No prepayment fees

About Prosper

Prosper allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. On Prosper, borrowers list loan requests between $2,000 and $35,000 and individual lenders invest as little as $25 in each loan listing they select. Prosper handles the servicing of the loan on behalf of the matched borrowers and investors.

Upstart

Upstart has thousands of borrowers and a blend of both retail and institutional investors.

  • Earnest offers loans up to $50,000
  • Interest rates starting at 4.66%
  • 3 and 5 year terms
  • No prepayment fees

Like Lending Club and Prosper, Upstart offers peer-to-peer loans that can be used to cover your tuition.

About Upstart

Founded by ex-Googlers, Upstart goes beyond the FICO score to finance people based on signals of their potential, including schools attended, area of study, academic performance, and work history. Our proprietary underwriting model identifies high-quality borrowers despite limited credit and employment experience. Funds can be used for almost anything, including starting a business, paying for a coding bootcamp, eliminating student debt, or paying off credit cards.

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