Founded in 2015 by a team of people who struggled to afford college, Sixup has a mission to lift the next generation of high-achieving, low-income students in pursuit of a high-quality
college education. We’re empowering students to pursue their educational dreams and earn a college degree with our online lending platform and support services. We’re the only
student lender certified by the US Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). CDFIs are mission-driven institutions, dedicated to providing
financial services to economically disadvantaged individuals.
Unlike traditional private loan lenders, we do not require a credit history or cosigner. We primarily focus on a student’s academic achievements when making a lending decision.
Although, if a student has an existing credit history (good or bad), it will be a factor in our decision.
Students need to be eligible to apply for Sixup loans. The basic eligibility requirements are listed below.
U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident
18 years of age (or age of majority in their state)
Minimum need of $2500 ($3000 for Georgia, $5000 for California)
Residents of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin.
Undergraduate & enrolled full-time
Completed FAFSA or accept all federal financial aid
Maximum need of $15,000 per school year
Below you’ll find our webinars, scholarship deadlines, and conference schedule. If we’re exhibiting at a conference you’re attending, give us a shout. We’d love to meet you!