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Financial Aid

Private Loans

Florida Tech realizes that paying for higher education is a significant financial commitment. To help families successfully manage college costs, Florida Tech works with FASTChoice to make finding a private loan provider as simple as possible. The lenders listed on FASTChoice are lenders that have previously made private education loans to our students.  Our institution has worked with these lenders in the past, and previous borrowers had positive experiences working with them.

To determine which lenders and loan options to present, we use strict criteria based on your interests and not those of our institution. We recognize only those lenders who provide you with exceptional customer service, excellent incentives (e.g., low interest rates, no origination fees, and loan principal reductions), timely processing, and electronic funds transfer capabilities when possible.

All of the information provided on the Loan Options page is reviewed annually to ensure that the benefits that the lenders offer continue to adhere to our criteria. Any loan options that no longer adhere to our criteria are removed, and new loan options are added. Note that at least two lenders will be presented to you at all times.

You are free to choose any lender, including those not presented.  Application processing will not be delayed in any way if you choose a lender not presented.

Please note that private education loans do not carry a federal guarantee. They are considered financial aid because Florida Tech must certify three things to the lender:

  • Student is accepted at Florida Tech
  • Student is enrolled in courses
  • Amount being borrowed is within the student's Cost of Attendance less any other financial aid

Our officials are prohibited from accepting any financial or other benefits in exchange for displaying lenders and loan options in FASTChoice. Prohibited activities include: receiving compensation to serve on any lender board of directors or advisory boards; accepting gifts including trips, meals, and entertainment; allowing lenders to staff our institution's financial aid office; allowing lenders to place our institution's name or logo on any of their products; and owning of lenders' stock (for college officials who make financial decisions for our institution).