lt0826 wrote: jman77 wrote:
poslhs wrote:Believe me. I looked into every possible way to get funding but there was no way. I can’t even get a loan without paying unbelievably huge interest which I should start paying right away. Even if I eat the cheapest ramen everyday and buy only used books, (which is exactly what I did during university) I can’t borrow enough money unless I give one of my kidneys to a moneylender. UCI has been really generous to me so I might shed some tears when I withdraw.
If you have a relative in the US who is a citizen, has an excellent credit score, and is willing to co-sign a loan for you, you can qualify for low-interest loans. I am paying for my Sallie Mae loan at 2.125%.
Incidentally, I attended UCI for my MBA as an international student (graduated in '07).
2.125%??? My hubby has amazing credit - is this gradplus because their website says 8% for gradplus? If this is another kind of loan please let me know the details.
1-01 UC Graduate Business Loan-UNSUB/
SLM PRIVATE CREDIT STUDENT LN TR Repayment 11/27/2006 $19,205.13 2.125% Loan
1-02 UC Graduate Business Loan-UNSUB/
SLM PRIVATE CREDIT STUDENT LN TR Repayment 12/07/2006 $4,828.39 2.125% Loan
That's an actual copy-paste from my loan summary page. It's a variable rate loan too...started out higher, but now at 2.125%. I had my aunt, who has just about an 800 credit score, co-sign the loan for me.
Edit: This is Sallie Mae, by the way. I will probably be using them again to finance whatever portion of my law education won't be covered by schollies.