Private credit-based educational loans are offered by private lenders or state loan authorities to graduate and 
undergraduate students for the purpose of financing educational costs. In an effort to assist students and 
families in evaluating loan options, the Office of Financial Aid has compiled a Private Education Loan 

Brown has provided a historical list of private loan lenders through which our undergraduate students have 
borrowed five or more loans during the past three years. This list can be found on FASTChoice, a loan 
comparison tool that assists borrowers in selecting a loan that is best suited to meet their needs.

Please know:

  •  You are under no obligation to borrow from one of these lenders.
  •  You are free to choose to borrow from a lender who is not on our historical list. 
  • Brown University will certify a loan with ANY lender you choose. 
  • Students will incur no penalty for choosing a lender that is not on the list. 

Brown University’s Office of Financial Aid adheres to the Code of Conduct as established by the Higher 
Education Opportunity Act as well as the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' 
(NASFAA) Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid 

Brown University’s Financial Aid Code of Conduct.