There is no conclusive list of the best banks for private student loans, but the following providers are considered among the most reputable: College Ave. Sallie Mae. Discover Student Loans. Wells Fargo. Citizens Bank. SunTrust. PNC.What are private or alternative education loans?
A private (alternative) education loan is a non-federal education loan borrowed from a private lender such as a bank, credit union or other financial entity and should be a student's last resort for educational assistance.