Private Student Loan Summary
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Private Student Loans can make up the difference between total cost of school and any financial aid that the student may receive. You can get extra funds to pay for tuition, books, housing, computer and other education expenses.
Available for both undergraduate and graduate level programs.
- Loan Amounts:
borrow up to 100% of the school-certified cost of attendance (3)
- Pay Now or Later:
option to have no payments due until after graduation (1)
you could saving 1000's over the life of your loan (1)
0.25% rate reduction incentives available (2)
- No Orgination Fees:
No origination fees and no prepayment penalty
Pro and Cons of Stafford Loans
stafford student loan notes
- Fills the Gap
since the cost of college can be higher than most financial aid awards, private student loans are used to fill the gap between cost of education and financial aid received
- Quick Processing
unlike federal loans that are processed through the college, the processing and distribution of funds is through the student thus speeding up process time
- Availability of Funds
private student loans can be used for most education-related expenses such as personal computers and other related supplies
- No Federal Filing
you do not have to file forms with the federal government in order to apply for private student loans. Private student loans are perfect for students who need additional funds to close a gap or pay for additional study
- Credit Check Required
you must have a credit history and verifiable income in order to qualify for this loan; since many students do not meet these qualifying parameters, a co-applicant may be required on the application
- Rates May Be Higher
depending on your credit strength, private student loans may have a higher interest rate than federal student loans. Rates can be variable or fixed. Note that variable rates can change monthly either up or down
- Multiple Borrowings
you have to file and apply for a loan each academic year.
stafford student loan notes
SALLIE MAE SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN®
For Borrowers Attending Degree-Granting Institutions.
A Choice of Repayment Options, Competitive Interest Rates, and No Origination Fee
The Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae® is an ideal solution to help you pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships and federal loans.
You can get as much as you need for school and make no payments until after you graduate (3)
Some Exclusive Benefits
A choice of competitive interest rates for undergraduate students. Variable interest rates from 2.87% APR to 9.91% APR. We also offer fixed interest rates from 5.74% APR to 11.85% APR. more information-(1)
Lower interest rates for graduate students. Variable interest rates from 2.87% APR to 7.86% APR. Fixed interest rates from 5.74% APR to 8.56% APR. more information-(1)
A Lower Interest Rate
Receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction while enrolled to make scheduled monthly payments by automatic debit more information-(2)
Borrow Up to 100%
You can borrow up to 100% of the school-certified cost of attendance more information-(3)
No originations fees for degree-granting institutions
No fees taken out for the use of this loan. The amount you borrow is the full amount you receive.
Cosigner Release Available
After graduation a borrower may apply for their cosigner to be released from the loan once they have made 12 consecutive, on-time principal and interest payments and meet certain credit requirements more information-(4)
Pay Now or Later
Defer your payments until after school or choose an in-school repayment option that fits your needs more information-(1)
Graduated Repayment Period
The Smart Option Student Loan is the first nationwide private student loan offering a Graduated Repayment Period feature (6), providing budget flexibility for graduating students.
Students who graduate and maintain their Sallie Mae loans in good standing can request to make 12 interest – only payments instead of full principal and interest payments after their separation period more information-(5) & (6)
3 Repayment Options
Choose the repayment option that's best for you: Deferred Repayment Option, Fixed Repayment Option, or Interest Repayment Option more information-(1)
Private Student Loan Rates
stafford student loan notes
|A Choice of Competitive Rates|
for Undergraduate Students (1)
for Graduate and Professional Students (1)
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