Financial aid guides and resources

Below you can find helpful guides and resources to help answer financial aid questions.

Financial Aid Guides

The financial aid guide helps you interpret your financial aid offer. Please direct any questions you may have to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Alternative Loan Lender List

Alternative Loans are non-federal educational loans available from a variety of national lending institutions. Minimums and maximums vary for these loan programs but all require a satisfactory credit history. The following chart provides an alphabetical list of all lenders that Marquette students have used over the past 5 years. This list is in no way exclusive or exhaustive of all existing lenders. The Office of Student Financial Aid will honor requests to certify other alternative educational loans that do not appear on this list.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Guide

A Direct Parent PLUS Loan is a low-interest rate loan to help you pay for your child's education beyond high school. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender, not a bank or a credit union. Direct Parent PLUS Loan funds are usually applied directly to your child's school account. A Direct Parent PLUS Loan is not a grant or scholarship; therefore, you must repay the money received. You can borrow a Direct Parent PLUS Loan for your child if he or she is a "dependent student."

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Financial Aid Online

Applying for financial aid online can be daunting for students and parents. This guide will help you navigate through the electronic Financial Aid process.

Other Resources & Links

We've assembled an excellent list of online financial aid resources for current and prospective students.