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Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM for Doctors

Lower refi rates when you add a linked savings account.

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When you open a Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account during med school refinancing, you can access student loan rates as low as 1.64% variable APR with discounts.1

$0 monthly account maintenance fees

No minimum balance to open an account

Discount on student loan refinance rates

Intro Rate for Refinancing with Linked Savings

Start saving with an extra 0.25% off your refi rate.

When you refinance your medical school loans and open a Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account, you'll qualify for an introductory 0.25% off your interest rate for the first 2 months.2

Savings Balance 2-month Intro Discount Refinancing Discount
$0 – $999 0.25% 0.00%
$1,000 – $4,999 0.25% 0.15%
$5,000 – $9,999 0.25% 0.25%
$10,000 – $14,999 0.25% 0.35%
$15,000 – $19,999 0.25% 0.45%
$20,000+ 0.25% 0.55%

How Linked Savings Works

The more you save, the more you could save.

After two months with a funded Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account, your interest rate discount will vary based on your savings account balance. Depending on how much you save, you could lower your student loan refinancing rate by up to 0.55%.1

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  • Student Loan Rates

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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.


$.01 – $2,499.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$2,500 – $4,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$5,000 – $9,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$10,000 – $24,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$25,000 – $49,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$50,000 – $99,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$100,000 – $249,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$250,000 – $499,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$500,000 – $999,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$1,000,000 – $1,999,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$2,000,000 – $4,999,999.99 Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*
$5,000,000 and above Interest Rate 0.030 %* APY 0.03%*

It is important to note that there could be more than one interest rate balance tier earning interest at the same interest rate.

*For Personal Accounts, the Interest Rates quoted and corresponding Annual Percentage Yields (“APY”) are those which were in effect on the day the Account was opened or an inquiry was made as specified above. The applicable Interest Rate applies to the entire balance in the Account. Rates are guaranteed only to the extent specified in this Personal Savings Account Fees and Disclosures.

This Personal Savings Account Fees and Disclosures (“Disclosure”) provides information about deposit accounts we offer. While this Disclosure is accurate as of the effective date noted above, specific product features may be changed from time to time. A copy of the current Disclosure may be obtained upon request by contacting us. Current Interest Rate information may be obtained by contacting Laurel Road customer service at 1-833-HCP-Bank (1-833-427-2265), or writing Laurel Road P.O. Box 191, Bridgeport, CT 06601. For clients using a TDD/TTY device, please call 1-800-539-8336.

Interest Rates & Payments

All savings accounts pay interest at a variable rate and rates may vary based on the balance in your Account. Refer to the Interest Rate and Annual Percentage Yield (APY) chart for interest rate and APY information pertaining to your Account. We may change the interest rate and APY at our discretion and as often as daily. There are no limits on the amount that the interest rate or APY may change. The interest rate and APY for this Account may vary based on multiple factors including, but not limited to: your overall relationship with the bank as defined by other Accounts you have, the balances in all of your Accounts, Account location, Account usage and other bank services you use. We use the daily balance method to compute interest on Accounts. This method applies a daily percentage rate to the balance in the Account each day. To determine the daily percentage rate, we divide the interest rate by the actual number of days in the year. Interest begins to accrue on non-cash items (for example, checks) presented to us no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit. Interest is compounded daily and credited to your Account monthly.

If you close your Account within ten (10) business days after the last interest payment date, the accrued but not yet credited interest will not be paid. If you close your Account after the tenth business day, interest accrued up to, but not including, the day of withdrawal will be paid at closing.

Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM Account

The minimum deposit required to open this Account is $0.00.This Account pays a variable rate of interest as described in the “Interest Rates & Payments” section. The monthly Maintenance Service Charge is $0.00. Your canceled checks and digital images of your canceled checks will be held by KeyBank in our secure system. We reserve the right to limit opening deposits in this account to $500,000.00 per account.

Additional Account Information

In addition to your specific Account service charges described above, your Account may also incur service charges as described in the OTHER CHARGES section listed at the end of this document. Your Account is also subject to our Deposit Account Agreement and Funds Availability Policy.

The term Withdrawal means any check, any preauthorized transfer or withdrawal (including any electronic debit or automatic payment), and any telephone transfer or wire transfer of funds from your Account. The term checks/withdrawals paid as referenced in this Disclosure means a check, or each withdrawal made in a KeyBank branch. Deposit means a deposit of funds into your Account, including any electronic direct deposit, automatic deposit or telephone transfer.

The Daily Balance is the balance in your Account each day. The Average Daily Balance is calculated by adding the Daily Balance in your Account for each day of the statement period and dividing that amount by the number of days in the statement period.

We provide detailed statements for all Accounts (except passbook savings). Check safekeeping is required. Check safekeeping means that your canceled checks and other items are not returned with the statement but are stored for you on microfilm records. If you request a copy of a canceled check or item, we will send you the copy (refer to the OTHER CHARGES section for applicable service charges), provided that the check or item was presented for payment within the time period during which we maintain copies of checks (normally seven years).


Excess Withdrawal/Transfer Charge

If the number of withdrawals/transfers made to another KeyBank account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized or automatic transfer or telephonic (including data transmission) agreement, order or instruction, or by check, draft, debit card, or similar order and payable to a third party exceeds a total of seven (7) per monthly period, your account will be charged $15.00 for each transfer or payment over the limit.

Service Charges in Connection with an Account:

Overdraft Item (OD) and Return Item (NSF) Charges Per Item Charge We assess these fees based on the number of times NSF items have occurred in the current period plus the previous 11 statement periods.
Tier 1: $33.00 First 2
Tier 2: $38.50 3 and above
  • Recurring Overdraft Service Charge: In addition to a base overdraft service charge (and excess overdraft charge, if any) assessed for each item that overdraws your Account, if your Account remains overdrawn for five consecutive business days your Account will be assessed a Recurring Overdraft Service Charge of $28.50 .
  • Daily Overdraft Item (OD) and Return Item (NSF) Charge Cap: There is a daily cap of 5 OD and NSF charges per account. Examples: if 10 items (e.g. check or ATM withdrawal) are paid against insufficient funds overdrawing your account during one day, you will only be charged OD charges for 5 items that day. If 4 items are paid against insufficient funds overdrawing your account and 4 items are returned, you will only be charged for 5 items.
  • Monthly Overdraft Item (OD) Charge Cap: There is a monthly cap of 20 OD charges per account per service charge cycle. Once the monthly cap of 20 OD item charges has been reached during the service charge cycle, items will not be paid if there are insufficient funds in your account for the remainder of the service charge cycle. They will be returned and you may be charged a Return Item (NSF) charge.Monthly Overdraft Item (OD) Charge Monitoring: Provided you have not consented to overdraft services, during each service charge cycle we will monitor and track each time we pay an item into overdraft, at our discretion, because of insufficient funds in your account. If we pay an item into overdraft, at our discretion, at least one time during each of the four consecutive service charge cycles, during your next service charge cycle, if you have at least one item presented against insufficient funds that KeyBank pays into overdraft, the standard overdraft service provided with your account will be terminated. Items will no longer be paid into overdraft when there are insufficient funds in your account. If you have a positive available account balance on the first day after the end of the three full consecutive service charge cycles following the date the standard overdraft service was discontinued or any day thereafter, we will reinstate the standard overdraft service. We will reinstate the standard overdraft service as described in the previous sentence only when your account balance is positive.
    Stop Payment Charge (for each stop payment or to renew a stop payment on a check/withdrawal) $34.00
    To stop payment or to renew a stop payment on a range of checks (multiple items in sequence) $38.00
    Chargeback Fee (for each check deposited to your account that is returned to us unpaid). Assessed at the end of each statement period. $15.00
    Charge for Account Early Close-out (Account closed within 180 days after opening) $25.00
    Charge for Handling Legal Process (for processing legal papers if you or your account are affected by any litigation) $100.00
    Official Bank Checks $8.00
    Money Orders $5.00
    Account to Account Transfers: A fee will be assessed to the Account if funds are transferred between accounts when completed by a Bank Representative. $3.00
    Charge for Copy of Items(s)
    Statement Copy
    Item Photocopy
    Fedwire Service Charge
    Incoming (domestic and International)
    Domestic Outgoing
  • Repetitive Outgoing Wire Transfers (those in which transfer debit and credit parties remain the same; date and dollar amount may be different) will be discounted $10.00 from the standard prices above.
  • Incoming Wire Transfer Notification Fee: If you have requested that you be notified by phone of incoming wire transfers, each incoming wire transfer charge will be increased by $5.00.
  • Returned Statement Charge If your statement is returned to the bank due to an incorrect address, your Account will be assessed a $10.00 Returned Statement Charge. For each month that follows (months two through a maximum of 12 consecutive months) where a current address has not been provided, a Statement Information Safekeeping Fee of $10.00 per month will be assessed.
  • Statement Special Handling Charge: If you request special handling of your deposit account statement, your Account will be charged $10.00 per month for this service. If you have combined statements for your deposit Accounts only your primary Account will be assessed the monthly charge.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is a Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account?

    Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM is an FDIC-insured savings* account with a $0 minimum balance to open and $0 monthly maintenance fee. Laurel Road members that close on a new student loan refinance and open a Linked SavingsSM account are eligible for an interest rate discount on their student loan that adjusts monthly based on the savings account average balance. To take full advantage of rate discounts, members need to fund the savings account. Click here to see the full Linked Savings discount table. Click here to view rates and fees for the Laurel Road Linked Savings.SM

    * Deposits are insured up to the maximum allowable limit. Laurel Road is a part of KeyBank N.A. All single accounts owned by the same person at KeyBank N.A. are added together and insured up to the maximum allowable limit. To learn more, contact the FDIC toll-free at 1.877.ASK.FDIC (1.877.275.3342) or visit www.fdic.gov.

  • What is the student loan refinance interest rate discount I will receive for opening a Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account?

    All members who open a Laurel Road Linked Savings during their new student loan refinancing will receive an introductory 2-month 0.25% interest rate discount at account opening. The interest rate discount applied for each month thereafter will vary based on the average prior monthly balance held in the savings account. Click here to view the Laurel Road Linked Savings discount tiers.  In addition to the Linked Savings discount, members can also receive any other interest rate discounts they may be eligible for, such as Autopay and/or eligible affiliation discounts.


All credit products are subject to credit approval.

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 https://studentaid.gov.

  1. 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. A borrower's actual eligibility and rate will be based on their credit profile and other factors. Click here for more information on the Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM Account.

  2. Borrowers who open a Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account when applying to refinance their student loans are eligible for the Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM discount. Borrowers will receive a 0.25% interest rate discount for their first two billing cycles; thereafter, the interest rate discount applied to each subsequent billing cycle will vary based on the borrower’s Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM account balance. Click here for more information on the Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM Account.

  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. 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 or the Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM discount.

Fixed Rate Loans
Term Interest Rate APR No. of Payments Monthly Payment Total Payments
5 Year
7 Year
10 Year
15 Year
20 Year


Variable Rate Loans
Term Interest Rate APR No. of Payments Monthly Payment Total Payments
5 Year
7 Year
10 Year
15 Year
20 Year

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%.

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

Click here for more information on the Laurel Road Linked Laurel Road Linked SavingsSM Account.


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 hhttps://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.