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, or West Virginia.
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!