Private Loans

Private Loans are available to students as an alternative to the Stafford loan programs. Many times students need additional assistance with paying their education and living expenses while studying. Students’ eligibility is determined by calculating the difference between WU’s cost of attendance and any other sources of financial aid - including scholarships, work-study and Stafford Loans. Lenders will conduct a credit review and students must be creditworthy or have a co-signer/sponsor that is.

Washburn University does not endorse any one private lender over the other.

Complete the FAFSA

When completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please add Washburn University’s federal school code of 001949.


Better understand your options for paying for college. Use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.