Loan underwriting is a process that lenders use to assess your credit risk and decide whether to issue loans such as mortgages, personal loans, auto loans, and private student loans. The personal documents required for the underwriting process vary by type of loan.

Many or all of the companies featured provide compensation to LendEDU. These commissions are how we maintain our free service for consumers. Compensation, along with hours of in-depth editorial research, determines where & how companies appear on our site.