Why does Alfred State have a Preferred Lender List?

The Student Records and Financial Services Office at Alfred State College has the best interests of our student and parent borrowers as our primary concern. The Student Records and Financial Services Office takes student loan counseling very seriously. While there are a multitude of student loan companies offering hundreds of different products, features, benefits and incentives; we know that the average student/parent does not have the time, knowledge, or resources to research all of the available options. We also know that promotional materials or Web sites developed by some lenders are intentionally misleading.

Alfred State College closely monitors the performance of all of our student loan lender partners to ensure the highest quality of service and products for our students and families. Our Preferred Lenders have demonstrated a commitment to providing the very best customer service, technology, and borrower benefits. These lenders have worked collaboratively with the higher education community to continuously improve and augment the services we provide. They are committed to keeping borrower costs as minimal as possible. Our lenders provide detailed information about their product and services, allowing us to provide a side by side comparison of each lenders' interest rates, fees, features, and benefits. Most importantly, our Preferred Lenders have worked collaboratively with the ASC Student Records and Financial Services Office to ensure that our borrowers are receiving the best product the industry has to offer.