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Open a Laurel Road Linked Checking account during student loan refinancing and get an introductory 0.25% off your rate for the first 3 months. After that, your rate discount varies based on your total qualifying monthly direct deposit amount – you could lower your student loan refinancing rate by up to 0.80% with autopay discount.3
Plus, earn a $200 cash bonus with $2,500 in qualifying direct deposits – for a limited time only.4
|Direct Deposit Amount||3-Month Intro Discount||Post-Intro Discount*|
|$0 – $2,499||0.25%||0.00%|
|$2,500 – $7,499||0.25%||0.25%|
*Potential discount after three months and qualifying monthly direct deposits
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If you are refinancing any federal student loans with Laurel Road, you will no longer be able to take advantage of federal income driven repayment programs or student loan forgiveness, including but not limited to: 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://studentloans.gov.
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.
It’s actually pretty simple – the entire application is completed online, and you can receive preliminary rate in as little as 5 minutes.
Laurel Road will pay off your student loans to your current lenders and provide you with instructions to set up the servicing of your new loan. Your first payment to Laurel Road will be due one month from your disbursement date.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a valid I-551 form (“permanent green card”) are eligible to refinance student debts with Laurel Road.
Laurel Road refinances student loans for working professionals with four-year undergraduate and/or graduate degrees from Title IV accredited institutions, as well as for professionals who have an associate degree* in designated professions. Graduate students and undergraduates can refinance student loans as early as their final semester of school, so long as they have a signed contract or letter of employment. We also refinance student loans for parents who took out debt to finance their child’s education. We also refinance student loans for parents who took out debt to finance their child’s education. To be eligible for the Parent Student Loan Refinancing Program, the child must have attended a Title IV School but does not need to have graduated. Loan eligibility depends on lending criteria, such as your credit profile, monthly income, and monthly debt payments.
*Additional eligibility requirements for Associate degree applicants:
The applicant must either be currently enrolled and in the final term of the associate degree program at a Title IV eligible school with an offer of employment in the same field in which they will receive the associate degree OR have graduated from a school that is Title IV eligible with an associate degree in the following eligible programs. The graduate must be employed, for a minimum of 12 months, in the same field of study of the associate degree earned:
Yes, Laurel Road refinances student debt for doctors (MD or DO) and dentists (DDS or DMD) while they are in residency and before they begin practicing as attending physicians. Residents can defer making full payments on their loan up to 6 months after their residency and fellowships. Total loan term including residency, fellowship and grace period must not exceed 20 years. The deferment period for residency, fellowship, and grace period must be approved and disclosed at the time of application – you will not be able to extend the term of the loan after it is disbursed. If fellowship is determined after your loan is closed, you may be able to refinance with Laurel Road to take advantage of reduced payments during fellowship.
Yes, Laurel Road refinances/consolidates both federal and private student loans, even if you have already refinanced/consolidated your student loans with another lender.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a student loan debt relief plan which includes forgiveness of up to $10,000 for qualifying federal student loans and up to $20,000 for qualifying Pell Grant recipients. For more information, please read the announcement. Please note that if you refinance qualifying federal student loans with Laurel Road, you may no longer be eligible for certain benefits or programs and waive your right to future benefits or programs offered on those loans. Examples of benefits or programs you may not receive include, but are not limited to, student loan debt relief or public service loan forgiveness, repayment options such as Income Based Repayment or Pay As You Earn, or COVID-19 relief benefits such as a 0% interest rate, suspension of payments or loan forgiveness. Please carefully consider your options when refinancing federal student loans and consult StudentAid.gov for the most current information.
The 0.25% Member Name member interest rate discount is offered on new student loan refinance applications from active Member Name members. The Member Name discount is applied to your monthly payment and will be reflected in your billing statement. The Member Name member discount is only available at loan origination and at no other time, and will go into effect on the date the loan funds are disbursed. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts from Laurel Road affiliated partners or employers.
Checking your rate with Laurel Road only requires a soft credit pull, which will not affect your credit score. To proceed with an application, a hard credit pull will be required, which may affect your credit score.
0.80% discount includes a 0.55% discount for monthly qualifying direct deposits of $7500 or more credited to a Laurel Road Linked Checking account, and a 0.25% discount for AutoPay. The Laurel Road Linked Checking discount is available to borrowers who open a Laurel Road Linked Checking account simultaneously while refinancing their student loans with Laurel Road. You may also be able to utilize a checking account opened simultaneously with a prior Laurel Road student loan refinance to obtain a discount on your new Laurel Road student loan refinance. Borrowers will receive a 0.25% rate discount for their first three monthly billing cycles. Starting with the fourth billing cycle and continuing with each billing cycle thereafter, the rate discount applied to each billing cycle will be based on the amount deposited via qualifying Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions into the Laurel Road Linked Checking account during the preceding calendar month; 0.25% for deposits between $2,500 and $7,499 per month and 0.55% for deposits $7,500 or greater per month. Qualifying ACH direct deposit transactions include most payroll, Social Security, pension and government benefits deposits. To continue to receive the discount for the fourth billing cycle, you must begin making qualifying ACH deposits to your Laurel Road Linked Checking account during the second month after your loan funds. Note that the discount is only available to the primary checking account owner and is not available to a joint checking account owner. If the primary account owner is no longer an owner on the checking account or the account is closed, the discount on their student loan will cease. Discounts subject to change without notice and cannot be combined with the Laurel Road Linked Savings discount. For more information on the Laurel Road Checking Account visit (laurelroad.com/refinance-student-loans/checking/#rates-fees-jump. If you choose to make monthly payments automatically by electronic fund transfer (EFT) from a bank account, the rate will decrease by 0.25% and will increase back if you stop making monthly payments (or we stop accepting) automatically by EFT from your 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.
Effective January 13, 2023, you must open a Laurel Road Checking account simultaneously while refinancing your student loan with Laurel Road by 06/30/23 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) and make one or more qualifying direct deposits via an Automated Clearing House (ACH) transaction into the Laurel Road Checking account totaling at least $2,500 within the first 60 days after account opening to receive the $200, which will be deposited into your account within 60 days of meeting requirements. Click here for current Laurel Road Checking Rates. Normal account service charges and miscellaneous charges may apply to the Laurel Road Checking, which may reduce earnings. Qualifying ACH direct deposit transactions include most payroll, Social Security, pension and government benefits deposits. Limit one bonus per qualifying account and per individual. The value of the bonus will be reported to the IRS on Form 1099-INT. Accounts overdrawn or closed at the time of bonus payment are not eligible. Offer is subject to cancellation without notice and cannot be combined with any other bonus offer. Laurel Road is not responsible for, and will not honor, promotional offers that appear on third-party websites that are not authorized by Laurel Road.
After loan disbursement, if a borrower documents a qualifying economic hardship, we may agree in our discretion to allow for forbearance of payments for one or more 3-month time periods (however, a minimum of twelve (12) months are required between any two forbearance periods). Borrowers with a loan term of at least ten (10) years are eligible for up to twelve (12) months of forbearance over the life of the loan; borrowers with a loan term less than ten (10) years are eligible for one (1) month for every year of the loan term (e.g., if a borrower’s loan term is five (5) years they are eligible for up to five (5) months of forbearance over the life of the loan). Borrowers seeking an economic hardship forbearance due to unemployment must have made twelve (12) consecutive monthly payments prior to a forbearance request to be eligible. For any other forbearance due to economic hardship, borrowers must have made nine (9) consecutive monthly payments prior to a forbearance request to be eligible. All requests for forbearance are subject to review, including the review of acceptable documentation (including updating documentation) of the nature and expected duration of the borrower's economic hardship. During any period of forbearance, interest will continue to accrue. Unless otherwise noted, at the end of the forbearance period, any unpaid accrued interest will be capitalized and be added to the remaining principal amount of the loan.
AutoPay / EFT Discount: If you choose to make monthly payments automatically by electronic fund transfer (EFT) from a bank account, the rate will decrease by 0.25% and will increase back if you stop making monthly payments (or we stop accepting) automatically by EFT from your 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.
The 0.25% mortgage interest rate discount (the “Discount”) is available to borrowers that are an active Member Name member no less than five (5) days prior to at time of closing. The Discount cannot be combined with any other interest rate incentives, applies only to new Loan applications and becomes effective at closing. For fixed-rate Loans, the Discount is a permanent interest rate reduction reflected in the Promissory Note. For adjustable-rate Loans, the Discount is reflected in the interest rate applicable to the initial fixed rate period and in the maximum amount the interest rate can increase over the term of the Loan. Other restrictions may apply.
Laurel Road offers up to $650 in lender's credit towards your mortgage closing costs with participation in the Rewards Program during the application process. Credits cannot exceed borrowers' actual costs to close. For more information on how to obtain the $650 credit, refer to the Rewards Program information here https://www.laurelroad.com/healthcare-banking/mortgage/#disclaimer.
No Processing/Application fee represents a savings of $1,095. Other loan fees apply. Refer to your Loan Estimate for all other potentially applicable fees. See FAQ for more details.
A $100 cash bonus offer is available to current non-college student Member Name members who apply and are approved for a Laurel Road Student Loan Cashback Credit Card. The $100 cash bonus will be paid within 45 days of the member's activating the credit card. Existing credit card customers are not eligible. If you were the primary owner on a Laurel Road Student Loan Cashback Credit Card within the prior 24 months, you are not eligible. The value of the bonus may be reported to the IRS on Form 1099-INT.
For Terms & Conditions and a full list of eligible loan servicers, visit laurelroad.com/faq/which-student-loan-servicers-do-you-work-with-for-the-laurel-road-student-loan-cashback-card/
The 0.25% Member Name member interest rate discount (“Member Discount”) is offered to personal loan applicants who are active Member Name Members. An additional 0.25% interest rate discount is also available to Member Name members who make personal loan payments through reoccurring electronic fund transfers (EFT) ( “AutoPay Discount”). The Member Discount and AutoPay Discount are only available at loan origination and at no other time, and will go into effect on the date the loan funds are disbursed. The Member Discount cannot be combined with any other offer, except the AutoPay Discount. Theses offers are subject to change without notice. This offer is not guaranteed if you do not meet Laurel Road’s personal loan or AutoPay Discount criteria. Laurel Road is not responsible for, and will not honor, promotional offers that appear on third-party websites that are not authorized by Laurel Road.
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 Checking discount.
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|Term||Interest Rate||APR||No. of Payments||Monthly Payment||Total Payments|
|Variable Rate Loans|
|Term||Interest Rate||APR||No. of Payments||Monthly Payment||Total Payments|
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 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) and changes in the SOFR index may cause your monthly payment to increase. Although the rate will vary after you are approved, it will never exceed 15.00%. There is no limit on the amount your interest rate can increase at one time. The Index is currently published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“New York Fed”). If the Index is no longer available, it will be replaced by a replacement Index according to the terms of the promissory note.
As used throughout this Rewards Program Disclosure (“Disclosure”), the terms “Lender”, “we”, “us”, and “our” mean KeyBank National Association. By using the Site, you are accepting the terms of the Rewards Program and this Disclosure as described herein, and as amended from time to time.
Lender offers applicants the opportunity to participate in a reward-based program (the “Rewards Program”) throughout the Lender’s mortgage loan application process using the Lender’s online mortgage platform or Site. Through the Rewards Program, applicants may have the opportunity to accrue points that will be redeemable and applied towards costs at closing.
The accrued points are earned by choosing certain specified options to complete the mortgage loan application process. The most cost effective and efficient tasks lead to the greatest amount of points. When you close your mortgage, the total amount of points earned are awarded and then converted into a lender credit. The dollar amount of the lender credit is then applied toward eligible non-recurring closing costs or disclosed fees.
Your participation in the Rewards Program is voluntary, and is expressly conditioned on compliance with the Rewards Program Rules and with all present and future Program Rules, terms, regulations, policies, and procedures that Lender may, in its discretion, adopt from time to time.
ACCRUING POINTS AND/OR CHOOSING CERTAIN SPECIFIED OPTIONS TO COMPLETE THE MORTGAGE APPLICATION PROCESS DOES NOT AFFECT THE REVIEW OF THE BORROWER’S MORTGAGE APPLICATION, LENDER’S ULTIMATE DECISION REGARDING THE BORROWER’S MORTGAGE APPLICATION, OR ANY TERM OF A LOAN OFFERED BY LENDER OTHER THAN A REDUCTION OF NONRECURRING CLOSING COSTS OR DISCLOSED FEES.
Only available to individuals legally eligible to obtain a mortgage loan. Proof of age is required at closing.
Points are accrued based on tasks performed within a given application for a loan transaction. Earnings are accrued per task. Points are earned once per task.
Borrowers can accrue up to 650 points per loan transaction. Total points accrued and/or available are located in the “My Rewards” widget.
Points are converted on a one-to-one basis to lender credits that will be reflected on the Closing Disclosure and applied to eligible non-recurring closing costs at Lender’s discretion. The maximum available lender credit that may be obtained for the Reward Program is $650. To learn more about availability see contact information below.
Points accrued during the process may be converted into lender credits at the closing of an approved Lender loan, provided the application remains active until the time of closing.
Points are non-assignable and non-transferable.
Accrued points have no cash value, are non-negotiable, and are not redeemable either in whole or in part for cash. Applicants cannot receive cash back from accrued points applied at closing. Accrued points have no value in the event that the applicant withdrawals the loan application, the application is withdrawn by Lender as incomplete, or the application is denied.
Applied lender credits may not exceed limits that may be imposed on lender credits by investor or program guidelines. Applied lender credits may be modified if the total amount of credit exceeds the maximum allowed under the applicable guidelines.
DETERMINATION OF TAX LIABILITY OF REWARDS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT. APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR TAX ADVISORS WITH ANY TAX RELATED QUESTIONS.
Lender has the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to change, update, revise, limit, supplement and otherwise modify the rule or terms of the Reward Program and impose new or additional rules, terms and conditions on the applicant’s use of the Rewards Program, at any time, at its discretion, with or without notice, even though such changes may affect the accumulation of points or the ability to obtain the reward.
Lender reserves the right to change the Rewards Program Rules or terms at any time in its sole discretion without prior notice to borrower, including but not limited to: (i) the qualifications for eligibility; (ii) the value of points earned by the applicant; (iii) the number of points needed to earn a reward; and (iv) the rewards available to be earned. Each such modification will be effective upon posting on the Site.
Lender reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to terminate or cancel the Rewards Program, in whole or in part, or an individual applicant’s participation in the Program for any reason and at its sole discretion, with or without cause. “Termination” means ending the Rewards Program, with no further ability to earn points and/or convert points at closing by any applicant; “Cancellation” means the expiration or revocation of an individual applicant’s eligibility, for any reason, with or without cause. Neither Termination nor Cancellation of the Rewards Program affects the applicant’s pending loan application(s).
Questions or Concerns Regarding Rewards Program
If you have questions or concerns regarding rewards, please call at (877) 801-4686 or email [email protected].
NMLS # 399797KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. This information is current as of May 12, 2023. Information and rates are subject to change without notice.
STUDENT LOAN REFINANCING – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ELIGIBILITY & ELIGIBLE LOANS
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-loans/ for more information.
For Associates Degrees: Only associates degrees earned in one of the following are eligible for refinancing: Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT); Dental Hygiene; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; EMT/Paramedics; Nuclear Technician; Nursing; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Physical Therapy Assistant; Radiation Therapy; Radiologic/MRI Technologist; Respiratory Therapy; or Surgical Technologist. To refinance an Associates degree, a borrower must also either be currently enrolled and in the final term of an associate degree program at a Title IV eligible school with an offer of employment in the same field in which they will receive an eligible associate degree OR have graduated from a school that is Title IV eligible with an eligible associate and have been employed, for a minimum of 12 months, in the same field of study of the associate degree earned.
For bachelor’s degrees and higher, up to 100% of outstanding private and federal student loans (minimum $5,000) are eligible for refinancing.
For eligible Associates degrees in the healthcare field (see Eligibility & Eligible Loans section above), Lender will refinance up to $50,000 in loans for non-ParentPlus refinance loans. Note, parents who are refinancing loans taken out on behalf of a child who has obtained an associates degrees in an eligible healthcare field are not subject to the $50,000 loan maximum, refer to https://www.laurelroad.com/refinance-student-loans/refinance-parent-loans/ for more information.
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.