Financing your next chapter in life.

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Investing in your education.

Tuition, books, fees and room & board. It all adds up – fast! If the distance between finances and your educational expenses are too far apart, we’ll find a way.


How a private student loan works.

Together, we can help you and your family fill in the gaps after other financial aid sources have been exhausted. View the Private Education Disclosure here.


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Borrow at low interest rates with no fees or hidden charges


We certify expenses with the school to avoid over-borrowing, however if there are excess funds the school returns them to you


Disbursements are made simple with expenses paid directly to the school


Your payments are deferred as long as you are taking 50% of a full course load. They also can be deferred for up to 6 months after you leave school*

*Max. term of deferred loan up to 66 months.

Explore a Community First Student Loan.

Our student loans are available for Community First member-owners enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program as long as you are taking 50% of a full course load at an approved school.

  • If borrowing with a co-signer the student can have any account relationship, but the co-signer will need to be a member-owner with a checking account and full direct deposit

  • If student qualifies to apply independently, they must have checking account and full direct deposit

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Get started anywhere, anytime!

Start by reviewing the checklist for the information you’ll need. Both students and co-signers can get started using the new account link.

If you are the spouse of a student or the spouse of a co-signer applying for a student loan with Community First, living in the State of Wisconsin, this Promissory Note Addendum is required to continue processing the student loan request.

For additional information or assistance with a loan:

The Federal Student Aid office can give you information on your federal student loan repayment, forgiveness, deferral and forbearance.
*We encourage you to use a different user name and password separate from Digital Banking and Community First's other online applications.


Knowledge is power.

The more you know, the more comfortable you’ll be in your decision. If you still have questions, please reach out to us – we're ready to help.

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