Student Loans from Founders in partnership with Sallie Mae® could help!

Sallie Mae® higher education loans are designed for the needs of undergraduates and graduate students.

  • Competitive interest rates
  • Multiple repayment options
  • No origination fees; no prepayment penalty1


Scholarship Search

Founders values your education, but we know Student Loans aren’t always your first choice. This is why we offer a Scholarship Search to help you discover scholarships that may be available to you.

  • Graduate School LoanSM

    Pay for expenses as you pursue your master’s and doctoral degrees

  • MBA LoanSM

    Pay for your business school expenses as you pursue your Masters of Business Administration degree

  • Medical School LoanSM

    Pay for your medical degree expenses in allopathic, general, osteopathic, podiatric, radiology, sports, and veterinary medicine

  • Dental School LoanSM

    Pay for your dental degree expenses in general dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics

  • Graduate School LoanSM for Health Professions

    Pay for your health professions degree expenses in allied health, nursing, pharmacy, and other graduate-level health programs

  • Law School LoanSM

    Pay for your school and associated expenses as you study for your law degree

  • Smart Option Student Loan® for Undergraduate Students

    Pay for your bachelor's, associate's, or certificate expenses at a degree-granting school.

Borrow responsibly

We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.

These loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner. Founders Federal Credit Union is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of loan customers.

Smart Option Student Loan and graduate loan products: These loans are for students at participating degree-granting schools. Smart Option Student Loan information is for undergraduates only. Graduate Certificate/Continuing Education coursework is not eligible for MBA, Medical, Dental, and Law School Loans. Students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must reside in the U.S., attend a participating school in the U.S., apply with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify their identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

1 Although we do not charge a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as outlined in your promissory note—first to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.


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