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A financial institution, agency, or school that provides the money to make a loan to a borrower.

Life Sciences

Life sciences are instructional programs that describe the systematic study of living organisms. Life sciences include biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and zoology.


An advance of funds guaranteed by a signed promissory note in which the recipient of the funds promises to repay a specified amount(s) under prescribed conditions.

Loan Disclosure Statement

A statement sent to a loan borrower by the lender before or at the time it disburses a loan, as well as before the start of the repayment period. The purpose of the disclosure is to provide the borrower with thorough and accurate information about the loan terms and the consequences of default. It includes information such as:

Loan Proceeds

The money the borrower receives from a loan less any associated fees.