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Refinance Medical School Loans – Special Pricing1

Doctors have bright futures, and we think that’s worth investing in.

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We want to help you reach your financial goals, starting with paying off your biggest expense—medical school loans. Laurel Road offers reduced rates on student loan refinancing for eligible doctors. And, we've extended this special pricing to Physician Assistants, too.1


NEW! Student Loan Refi + Linked Savings

Lowering med school debt can act as a powerful pain reliever.

Now you could get rates as low as 1.64%2 variable APR when you refinance your student loans and open a linked savings account and enroll in AutoPay3 — with the potential to save even more as you increase your savings balance.

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Is refinancing now right for you?

You may be asking if now is a good time to take advantage of low rates to refinance. Use the calculator below to compare some of the benefits of refinancing. For physicians, dentists, optometrists, and physician assistants, the calculator will also show the estimated impact of Laurel Road’s special price reduction.

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Eligibility and rates offered will depend on your credit profile and other factors. Rates in the above table include a 0.25% interest rate discount3 for making automatic payments from a bank account. Variable APRs are subject to increase after consummation. View Payment Examples below.

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Student Loan Payment And Interest Estimator

This calculator is for illustrative purposes only and does not take into account benefits currently offered by the federal government and should not be used for loans being repaid under a federal program. For additional details click here.

NEW! Student Loan CashbackSM Credit Card

Redeem 2% cashback toward any eligible student loan.4

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Introducing the first card that lets you redeem 2% cashback toward your student loans with any eligible servicer.5 Chip away at your student loans with every dollar you spend.

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Student Loan Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Why should I refinance my student loan?

    Refinancing student loans may add up to significant savings. For example, if you refinance multiple loans into one loan with a lower rate, and keep the loan term the same, you will accrue less interest over the life of the loan, saving you money on a monthly basis and over the course of the loan.

  • Who can I contact for help with my student loans?

    You can contact Laurel Road by sending an email to help@laurelroad.com. Or, you can call us at (855) 245-0989 between the hours of 8:30am to 8:30pm EST Monday through Thursday, and between 8:30am to 5:30pm on Friday. Live chat is available 8:30am to 8:30pm EST Monday through Thursday, and between 8:30am to 5:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Customers using a TDD/TTY device, please use (800) 539-8336.

  • Does Laurel Road offer a discount for setting up automatic payments?

    Yes. If you set up automatic loan payments from a bank account via electronic fund transfer (EFT), Laurel Road will lower your interest rate by 0.25% (the AutoPay/EFT Discount). That lower interest rate will continue as long as you make payments via EFT. The 0.25% AutoPay/EFT Discount will not reduce the monthly payment; instead, the discount is applied to the principal to help pay the loan down faster. Rates advertised on this site typically include the 0.25% AutoPay/EFT Discount.


All credit products are subject to credit approval

The calculator on this page compares an individual's current student loan to a student loan refinanced with Laurel Road. The calculator assumes: (1) the current loan is being repaid under a standard repayment plan where the individual makes consecutive monthly payments based on the number of monthly payments remaining on the loan as inputted by the user; (2) the current loan has a fixed interest rate over the remaining term of the loan; and (3) that the monthly payment amount the user inputs pays off the loan in the number of monthly payments remaining.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice, legal, financial, or tax advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regard to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues. Calculators do not include the fees and restrictions that certain products may have. This calculator does not indicate whether you would qualify for a Laurel Road loan. Please visit the applicable banking product pages on laurelroad.com for specific terms and conditions.

If you are refinancing any federal student loans with Laurel Road, you will no longer be able to take advantage of any federal benefits, including but not limited to: COVID-19 payment relief, Income Based Repayment (IBR), Pay As You Earn (PAYE), or Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), and Public Service Loan Forgiveness(PSLF). For more information about the benefits of these federal programs and other federal student loan programs, please visit visit https://studentaid.gov.

  1. The specialized rates are offered to applicants who are physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and optometrists with the following degrees: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Optometry (OD), Physician Assistant Master of Science in Medicine (PA). Not available to residents, fellows, or students.

  2. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) shown with a 0.25% discount for maintaining a Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account with a balance of between $5,000 - $9,999 and a 0.25% discount for AutoPay. Variable APRs are subject to increase after consummation. The Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM discount is available to borrowers who open a Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account at the same time as when they refinance their student loans with Laurel Road. The amount of the discount is based on the borrower’s Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account balance and may change monthly ranging from 0.15% for balances between $1,000 and $4,999 and 0.55% for balances of $20,000 or greater. To be eligible for a discount, borrowers must maintain a minimum Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account balance of $1000. For terms and conditions, see laurelroad.com/linkedsavings. A borrower's actual eligibility and rate will be based on their credit profile and other factors.

  3. AutoPay/EFT Discount: if the borrower chooses to make monthly payments automatically by electronic fund transfer (EFT) from a bank account, the interest rate will decrease by 0.25% and will increase back if the borrower stops making (or we stop accepting) monthly payments automatically by EFT from the borrower’s bank account. The 0.25% AutoPay/EFT Discount will not reduce the monthly payment; instead, the discount is applied to the principal to help pay the loan down faster.

  4. You will earn 2.0% in Cashback Rewards for each $1 spent on eligible Purchases if you redeem your Cashback Rewards towards your Student Loan with an eligible servicer. This equates to $0.02 in Cashback Rewards, for each $1 spent. For example, if you spend $100, you will earn $2.00 in Student Loan Credit. You will earn 1.0% in Cashback Rewards for each $1 spent on eligible Purchases if redeemed for a statement credit. This equates to $0.01 in Cashback Rewards, for each $1 spent. For example, if you spend $100, you will earn $1.00 in Cashback Rewards.

    Cashback is awarded based on eligible credit card purchases excluding transactions such as cash advances of any type, balance transfers, convenience check transactions, overdraft protection transfers and quasi-cash transactions. See Terms & Conditions, which are subject to change.

    The creditor and issuer of this credit card is KeyBank N.A., pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

  5. For more information on eligible servicers please visit our FAQ.

  6. Eligibility: Laurel Road Perks! and Financial Insights are available to current Laurel Road Members with an existing credit card, student loan or personal loan who are physicians and dentists, including interns, residents, fellows, clinical professors, researchers, and managing physicians or dentists with one of the following qualifying medical or dental degrees: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry/Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Podiatry, or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Estimated Student Loan Refinance Payment Examples

Assumptions: Repayment examples below assume a loan amount of $10,000 with repayment beginning immediately following disbursement. Repayment examples do not include the 0.25% AutoPay Discount, the Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM discount, or special pricing.

Fixed Rate Loans
Term Interest Rate APR No. of Payments Monthly Payment Total Payments
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Term Interest Rate APR No. of Payments Monthly Payment Total Payments
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Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”): This term represents the actual cost of financing to the borrower over the life of the loan expressed as a yearly rate.

Interest Rate: A simple annual rate that is applied to an unpaid balance.

Variable Rates: The current index for variable rate loans is derived from the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) and changes in the LIBOR index may cause your monthly payment to increase. Borrowers who take out a term of 5, 7, or 10 years will have a maximum interest rate of 9%, those who take out a 15 or 20-year variable loan will have a maximum interest rate of 10%.

Please note: The London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) benchmark used as the Index for this loan is likely to be discontinued after 2021 or perhaps sooner. Should LIBOR no longer be available, an alternative published benchmark will be selected to serve as the Index. Any alternative Index may behave differently than LIBOR; however, any Index changes will not change most other terms of the loan, such as the maximum interest rate payable during the term of this loan or the timing of any interest rate resets. For more information on the possible discontinuation of LIBOR, see the Alternative Reference Rates Committee website which is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is available at: https://www.newyorkfed.org/arrc.

This information is current as of March 30, 2021. Information and rates are subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions


Borrower, and Co-signer if applicable, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident with a valid I-551 card (which must show a minimum of 10 years between “Resident Since” date and “Card Expires” date or has no expiration date); state that they are of at least borrowing age in the state of residence at the time of application; and meet Lender underwriting criteria (including, for example, employment, debt-to-income, disposable income, and credit history requirements).

Borrowers may refinance any unsubsidized or subsidized Federal or private student loan that was used exclusively for qualified higher education expenses (as defined in 26 USC Section 221) at an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate school.

Borrower must have graduated or be enrolled in good standing in the final term preceding graduation from an accredited Title IV U.S. school and must be employed, or have an eligible offer of employment.  Parents looking to refinance loans taken out on behalf of a child should refer to https://www.laurelroad.com/refinance-student-loans/refinance-parent-plus-loans/ for more information.


For bachelor’s degrees and higher, up to 100% of outstanding private and federal student loans (minimum $5,000) are eligible for refinancing.


There are no origination fees or prepayment penalties associated with the loan. Lender may assess a late fee if any part of a payment is not received within 15 days of the payment due date. Any late fee assessed shall not exceed 5% of the late payment or $28, whichever is less.  A borrower may be charged $20 for any payment (including a check or an electronic payment) that is returned unpaid due to non-sufficient funds (NSF) or a closed account.