College Guides: Student Loans & How-Tos

Resources to help you prepare for college.

Learn about planning and paying for an undergraduate or graduate degree with these handy guides:

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Find out about applying for federal financial aid and learn about the differences between federal and private student loans.
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MBA & Business: Planning & Paying for a Business Degree
Is an MBA or other business degree a good academic choice for you? There are important things to consider before you get a higher education in business. .
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Important Information

Before applying for a private student loan, SunTrust recommends comparing all financial aid alternatives including grants, scholarships, and both federal and private student loans. View and compare the available features of SunTrust private student loans.

Union Federal is a federally registered trademark of Cognition Financial Corporation. Start Student Loan is a trademark of Cognition Financial Corporation. Both are used by SunTrust under license. Truist Financial Corporation (“SunTrust now Truist” or “Lender”) is the lender of these private student loans and they are not offered in connection with any other lender or the federal government. Cognition Financial Corporation is not an affiliate of Lender.

Certain restrictions and limitations may apply. Lender reserves the right to change or discontinue these programs without notice. These loan programs are subject to approval under the Lender’s credit policy and other criteria and may not be available in certain jurisdictions.

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With four loan options to choose from and recently reduced interest rates, SunTrust has you covered this semester.


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  • Wires

      For more details about Wire Transfers with SunTrust, call 800.947.3786.


      SunTrust incoming wire instructions:

      • For domestic incoming wires, use Routing ABA: 061000104
      • For international incoming wires, use SWIFT/BIC: SNTRUS3A
      • Beneficiary account number: SunTrust full account number
      • Beneficiary name: The name as it appears on the SunTrust account

      SunTrust incoming wire instructions are also available by calling 800.947.3786 - option 1