Cornell Student Loans

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

Cornell Student Loan Benefits

Cornell University is a prestigious institution known for providing high-quality education. While SallieMae student loans can be an option to consider for funding undergraduate and graduate degrees at Cornell, it is essential to thoroughly research and evaluate the loan offerings. Here are a few reasons why Cornell students may consider SallieMae:

1. Competitive interest rates: SallieMae offers competitive interest rates that can be lower than some other private loan providers. Students may find these rates favorable when compared to other loan options, such as federal student loans.

2. Flexible loan terms: SallieMae provides various repayment options, including interest-only and deferred payment plans. This flexibility can help students customize their repayment strategy based on their financial circumstances.

3. Cosigner release option: SallieMae offers cosigner release programs, allowing students to release their cosigner from the responsibility of the loan after meeting specific repayment conditions. This can be beneficial for students who require a cosigner initially but want to assume full responsibility in the future.

4. Can bridge funding gaps: in some cases, federal student loans and institutional aid may not cover the full cost of attending an expensive university like Cornell. SallieMae loans can help bridge the gap between the costs and available financial aid, ensuring students can pursue their desired degree.

However, it is crucial to consider a comprehensive financial plan. Students should first exhaust all federal student loan options, grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and other forms of financial aid before considering private student loans. Additionally, students must carefully consider the terms, interest rates, repayment plans, and associated costs of SallieMae loans before making a decision.

Furthermore, researching and comparing loan options from multiple lenders is crucial to find the most favorable terms tailored to individual circumstances. Cornell University's Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment can provide comprehensive information and guidance on loan options, repayment strategies, and financial assistance specific to Cornell 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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