I recently applied for a private loan from Chase. I jumped through all of the hoops, sent in the forms, and received an e-mail this morning stating that my loan was denied. I called and they told me that the school was not on their list of "approved schools." I called the school and they told me that they do not "allow" students to take private loans because they know the students take more than the cost of tuition. Very frustrating, because I am a single mother and the COA is low at my school. Hope this is not the case for you Alphadog.