Links to all lenders are here:
ty as always!
Yeah, I tapped the MommaPiggy bank for a pre-loan loan.
You can submit a planned purchase before buying the computer, but they still don't disburse the loan until the first day of class (if I understand things correctly... anyone else?).
I think you're correct. They asked me to submit supporting documentation (receipts and whatnot) for my computer purchase and to pick a private lender. I'm pretty sure it won't disburse until the rest of the loan.
BTW, you can take out extra for insurance at any point during the semester.