Your Investment

The decision to invest in a Denison education is one of the most important decisions a family will make. Education is an investment in yourself, your career, and your financial future. At Denison, we value student success and will be a good steward of your investment. Given our outcomes, a Denison education is a sound investment for many families.

Federal, institutional, and private loans are all excellent sources to assist with funding a Denison education. Each loan type has different benefits. Families are encouraged to use the loan comparison chart to identify the best loan(s) for their needs.

Student Loans

If you apply for financial aid, you may be offered loan(s) as part of Denison’s financial aid offer. A loan is money you borrow and requires repayment with interest.

Parent Loans

Parents may apply for federal or private alternative education loans. Parent loans are money your parent(s) would borrow and must pay back with interest.

Loan Comparison Chart

View our Loan Comparison Chart for a quick overview of the differences between federal, institutional, and private education loans.

Types of Loans

Please feel free to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid and the Financial Wellness Coordinator if you would like to discuss budgeting strategies or to discuss other financing options that may be available to help reduce or eliminate the need for private education loans.