Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, get money for school from our partner, Sallie Mae®!

Key Features

  • Competitive Rates
  • Local Processing
  • Quick Decisions

Sallie Mae® higher education loans are designed for the needs of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Competitive interest rates
  • Multiple repayment options
  • No origination fees; no prepayment penalty1

Loans for Undergraduates and Graduate Students:

  • Smart Option Student Loan for Undergraduate Students
  • Plus, the graduate loan suite is designed to meet the needs of students in specific fields of study:
    • MBA Loan
    • Medical School Loan
    • Dental School Loan
    • Graduate Student Loan for Health Professions
    • Law School Loan
    • Bar Study Loan
    • Medical Residency and Relocation Loan
    • Dental Residency and Relocation Loan

Find out which loan is right for you by visiting Sallie Mae to learn more.


Borrow responsibly. We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan. These loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner.Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of loan customers.

Smart Option Student Loan and graduate loan products: These loans are for students at participating degree granting schools. Smart Option Student Loan information is for undergraduates only. Graduate Certificate/Continuing Education coursework is not eligible for MBA, Medical, Dental, and Law School Loans. Students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must reside in the U.S., attend a participating school in the U.S., apply with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify their identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply. 

Federal Student Aid

Visit the FAFSA® website to explore your options for financial aid.

1Although we do not charge you a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as provided in your promissory note: First to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.