If you need additional assistance to fund your education, alternative loans are available to credit-worthy borrowers.

Alternative Loans are designed to supplement federal, state, and institutional aid. Borrowers must be creditworthy, and may require a co-signer. We suggest that you wait to review your financial aid award before applying for these loans. We also suggest that you speak to a financial aid counselor to discuss your financing options before applying for these loans.


FASTChoice is a tool that can assist you in selecting a private educational loan. This website allows you to compare private loan terms and rates side-by-side. The website will give you an overview of loan options before requesting an application and credit check. The application and credit check will occur once you select the loan of your choice.

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The inclusion of a loan or lender on this site does not imply endorsement. We do not endorse any loans or lenders. Note that information is provided by the lender and is subject to change. We are not responsible for the content lenders provide or the content of lender websites. You can contact lenders directly to confirm details, if needed. You can view Occidental's Education Loan Code of Conduct here


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AGC Room 119
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road F-35
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314