Loan Terms and Fees

What is an origination fee?

Origination fees are a common loan fee. It covers the cost of processing your loan and having the funds disbursed.

Are there any fees associated with getting the loan?

There is no fee to apply for a loan. If you are approved and choose to proceed with the loan, a 5.0% origination fee will be added to your loan balance and must be repaid over the term of your loan. You are not required to pay this fee upfront, instead you pay it back with your monthly loan payments.

Is there a prepayment penalty?

No. If you decide to repay part or all of your loan ahead of schedule, there is no penalty.

How much will I pay monthly while I am in school?

Here’s a payment sample if you qualify for discounts: For a loan amount of $10,000 at an interest rate of 11.99% (11.60% APR¹), your monthly interest-only payment is $100.54 for the first 6 months and $96.16 for the next 8 months. You are required to make this interest-only payment during your in-school period as well as the 6-month period post-graduation. After the 6-month period ends, you are required to make interest and principal payments of $141.62 for the next 120 months.

How much time do I have to pay back the loan?

You will make interest-only payments in school and after graduation during the 6-month period. Loan repayment term is 10 years and starts after the 6-month period ends.

What can the loan be used for?

Our loans can be used for all university-related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, meal plans, housing, and health insurance. However, we suggest reaching out to your school if there any concerns on how your funds may be allocated.

Is the interest rate fixed for the life of the loan?

Yes, the interest rate is fixed over the life of the loan.

What interest rate can I expect?

You can borrow with fixed interest rates between 7.99% (8.89% APR¹) and 13.99% (14.97% APR¹). These will be the maximum rates and will never increase. However, If you qualify for all these discounts, your rate will range between 6.49% (7.53% APR²) and 12.49% (13.63% APR²).

How much can I borrow?

Applicants can borrow a maximum of $25,000 per academic period with a lifetime borrowing limit of $50,000 in total. As an example, a student may choose to borrow $25,000 in their fall semester and an additional $25,000 in their spring semester. As an additional example, a student with two years remaining until graduation may choose to borrow $12,500 over each of their four academic semesters.
Please note that each application is reviewed independently of the other.

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