Private Loans Preferred Lender Lists

Private Loans

Private loan programs offer competitive interest rates and borrower benefits. To increase chances of approval and possibly improve the rate you receive, students are strongly recommended to apply with a creditworthy co-signer. Some lenders require students to apply with a co-signer regardless of your income or credit rating. Look at each loan program for these requirements. Private loans are also available for parents or guardians. 



FASTChoice is a loan comparison service offered free-of-charge to schools by the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. Private loan options are available for both students and parents.

Once in FASTChoice, students and parents will be able to compare various loan programs and link directly to the lender of their choice to begin an application. Lenders will automatically notify Arizona Christian when an application is fully approved. Then they will request school certification electronically. When requested, provide your lender with these identifiers:

  • Name of postsecondary institution (Arizona Christian University)
  • Federal school code: 007113-00


Tips for Borrowers:

  • Pay interest while in school to reduce overall indebtedness
  • Obtain a free copy of your credit report at and resolve any errors
  • Compare the interest rates, fees and repayment terms of all student loan products
  • Only borrow the amount you need to meet your educational costs
  • Federal Student Loans should be borrowed before private loans are considered

Questions About Admissions?
Contact the Office of Admissions at (602) 489-5300