MacMurray College participates in the following grant and loan programs. For more information on each program, follow the links listed below. Questions regarding any of the programs listed can be directed to One-Stop Student Services.

Private & Alternative Loans

Educational loans that are not part of the Federal Student Aid program are typically referred to as "private" or "alternative" loans. These loans can be made to either the student or the parent, and usually require a co-signer.

Before considering additional funding through a private loan program, MacMurray encourages students and their parents to utilize the maximum federal loan eligibility available to them. Comprehensive information regarding federal loan programs is available at Once all federal opportunities have been exhausted, a private loan can assist the family in bridging the gap between college costs and traditional funding sources.

General Information

Terms and conditions of private loans (including approval, interest rates and fees) are dependent on the creditworthiness of the borrower or the co-borrower. The borrower as a consumer should carefully review program details before selecting a private loan program.

Self-Certification Form

Private loan borrowers must complete a Self-Certification Form. Your lender will provide you with this form and instructions on how it must be completed (electronically or by paper). All Self-Certification Forms for private loans should be sent to your specific lender and not One-Stop Student Services.


MacMurray College will process private loans from any lending institution; however, we have provided our historical list of lenders used here over the past several years. This list is not all encompassing, and students are encouraged to find their best option when using private loan financing. Students are encouraged to read all terms and conditions before applying for a private loan. The lenders in this list appear in alphabetical order. We also suggest visiting This will help students and parents compare many lender rates, terms and benefits.

Lender Website Phone Number
Anheuser-Busch 800-518-1589
CEFCU 800-633-7077
CuStudentLoans 888-549-9050
Discover Student Loans 877-728-3030
Midwest Bank of Western Illinois 800-521-7714
Sallie Mae 800-472-5543
Wells Fargo EFS 877-599-6788

Questions to ask lenders.

Student Lending Code of Conduct

MacMurray College is committed to providing students and parents with the best information regarding the private loan process.

As a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), MacMurray adopts and adheres to the ethical principles that govern our behavior in helping students achieve their educational goals. The full statement may be found on the NASFAA website.

Staff Code of Conduct

As a professional member of NASFAA, the staff of One-Stop Student Services will personally and professionally conduct themselves with the standard of expectations set by NASFAA found on their website.

MacMurray College is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. In support of this and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between MacMurray College officers, employees, or agents and education loan lenders, MacMurray College has adopted the following guidelines.


The financial aid forms below are available to complete and return to One-Stop Student Services:

You may fax, mail or email to:
One-Stop Student Services
MacMurray College
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Fax: 217-291-0702
Phone: 217-479-7041
Email: one-stop(at)mac(dot)edu