When Federal Aid just isn't enough, West
Branch Valley Federal Credit Union can help.
cost of college continues to rise, making it harder to
afford. At West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union,
we’re committed to helping students find the best
funding for their education. We’ve partnered with other
credit unions to offer the Credit Union Student Choice
Loan Program that can help you and your family fill-in
the gaps that federal aid may leave behind. With lower
interest rates and no origination fees, you will get
significant cost-savings by choosing your credit union’s
student loan over other alternative lenders.
before applying for a Credit Union Student Choice loan:
Before applying and filling out a FAFSA (Free
Application for Federal Student Aid) found at
obtain your Personal Identification Number (PIN) at
pin.ed.gov*. Your PIN serves as your electronic
signature and provides access to your personal records
when applying for Federal Student Aid.
for scholarships—you may be eligible for many of them.
Check with your college financial aid office for
Free information on preparing for and funding
education beyond high school including a scholarship
search wizard can be found at
the maximum amount of Federal Stafford Loans before
applying for Student Choice Loan. Under the Federal
Stafford Loan program (subsidized loans) the following
will apply while you’re in school:
Government pays the interest
Caps the interest rate
Everything you need to know about Credit Union Student
Nearly 2,000 approved colleges and universities
nationwide with approximately 100 in Pennsylvania.
the U. S. Department of Education
Guide to Federal Student Aid from the U. S. Department
more about a better way to pay for college through the Credit Union Student Choice Loan Program.
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