Directions Credit Union is currently not accepting new applications. Please visit www.studentchoice.org which will allow you to find another lender in the Student Choice network to assist you in meeting your funding needs. If you currently have an existing Student Choice loan and you have any questions on your existing loan, please contact Grace Wang at 419-720-4755. Thank you.
Student Choice Lending
A Better Way to Pay for College
All Directions Student Choice Loans Feature
Low interest rates
Flexible repayment and in-school deferment options
Easy online application and instant credit decision
24/7 Call Center and Application Support
What Is Student Choice Lending?
Our Student Choice private loan solution was designed to fill the funding gaps that may exist after all lower-cost sources of aid (including scholarships, grants, and federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans) have been exhausted.
Student Choice loans are available for select undergraduate programs, graduate-level business programs, and for refinancing existing student loans.
Directions has allowed me the opportunity to attend college and realize my truest potential. I would have never been able to afford my dreams without the loan I am receiving from DCU and the help of the DCU team!
Thank you! Brittani A. Toledo, Ohio
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are continually enrolled in a degree-granting program and meeting the school’s minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) criteria are eligible to apply for an undergraduate student loan from Directions.
Graduate Business Loans
The Student Choice private loan solution is currently only available for Graduate Business students enrolled, or enrolling in, a business program at an approved business school.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are continually enrolled in a degree-granting program and meeting the school’s minimum SAP criteria.
Student Loan Refinancing
If you’re a parent or grad school alum who borrowed a federal PLUS loan within the last several years, odds are good that you’re locked into an interest rate of 7.9% or even 8.5%.
Interest rates keep changing, however, and because of today’s historically low-rate environment, we can help you save!
With PLUS Loan Refinance, you have the chance to refinance your existing PLUS loans at lower fixed rates, consolidate multiple loans into one convenient payment, and potentially save thousands over the life of your loan.
With tuition and fees on the rise and federal aid limits remaining relatively low, you may need some help filling the gap. Student Choice Refinancing can help.
Directions Rewards VISA
Send your student off to college with a VISA card you can trust. Directions will provide your student with a responsible credit limit that can be used for emergencies and help them start developing good credit.