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EMRA Member Benefits

Custom financial solutions for doctors.

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As a doctor, each stage of your career brings unique challenges. Laurel Road offers a range of banking solutions customized to your needs.

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Why Laurel Road for Doctors?

DOCTORS HAVE BRIGHT FUTURES. WE THINK THAT'S WORTH INVESTING IN.

Easy Online Solutions

Digital banking designed to help you save time and money.

Smart, Secure Technology

The trusted technology of a leading national bank.

Award-winning Experience

Our customers love us—we've funded over $9 Billion in loans.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Student Loan Consultation

Explore your student loan options with an expert guide.

Did you know there’s more than one path to forgiveness? Get the facts and develop your personalized plan on a free 30-minute consultation with one of our GradFin student loan
specialists.1 GradFin helps borrowers qualify for an average of over $110k in student loan forgiveness.2

EMRA Members also get a 20% discount when they sign up for an annual Gradfin membership.3

By submitting this form you agree to the Laurel Road and GradFin User Agreement and Online Privacy Statement.

A GradFin student loan consultation will help you:

Apply for IDR

Understand your income-driven repayment (IDR) and forgiveness options.

Navigate PSLF

See if you qualify and help you stay on track for public service loan forgiveness (PSLF).4

Explore Refinancing

Compare simple refinancing options that could help you save on student loans.

Stay the Course

If you're already in the right repayment program, GradFin helps you stay on track.

Student Loan Refinancing
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Student Loan Refinancing

EMRA Members get a 0.25% rate discount.5

Discover your personalized rate options online in only a few minutes—with no impact to your credit score!6

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please note that if you refinance qualifying federal student loans with Laurel Road, you may no longer be eligible for certain federal 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, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income-Driven Repayment plans, forbearance, or loan forgiveness. Please carefully consider your options when refinancing federal student loans and consult Federal Student Aid for the most current information.

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Laurel Road Linked Checking®

Lower your refi rate when you add a new checking account.

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.7 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.8

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Benefits for Student Loan Refinancing

Low fixed and variable rates available when refinancing student loans

Up to 12 months of forbearance is available9

We don't charge any application or origination fees or prepayment penalties

Additional 0.25% discount when automatic monthly payments are made from a bank account10

High Yield Savings
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Laurel Road High Yield Savings®

Make your savings work harder for you – earn % Annual Percentage Yield (APY).11

EMRA members can save for the future with our highly competitive high yield savings account. Start earning % APY on your entire account balance, with $0 cost to open.

View Laurel Road High Yield Savings Rates & Fees

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Personal Lending
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Personal Lending

EMRA Members get a 0.50% rate discount.12

Borrow up to $80,000 with a personal loan if you're in practice or within 12 months of completing training and have a signed contract to practice.13

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Benefits of a Personal Loan from Laurel Road

Low fixed rates available across various terms

We don't charge any application or origination fees or prepayment penalties

Additional 0.25% discount when automatic monthly payments are made from a bank account14

It’s good that Laurel Road actually wants to hear from you on how they can improve their services not only for you, but for other people who are going to refinance with them.

Dr. Kasra H.

General Dentist

I think it’s great to have products for doctors because we have an unusual trajectory where we have high earning potential, but don’t always qualify for much on paper.

Dr. Linda D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please note that if you refinance qualifying federal student loans with Laurel Road, you may no longer be eligible for certain federal 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, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income-Driven Repayment plans, forbearance, or loan forgiveness. Please carefully consider your options when refinancing federal student loans and consult Federal Student Aid for the most current information.

  1. GradFin and Laurel Road are brands of KeyBank N.A.

  2. GradFin members that met the requirement for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) qualified for an average of $116,697.74 in student loan forgiveness as of 01/08/2024.

  3. Member Name members get a 20.00% discount on an annual Public Service Loan Forgiveness (“PSLF”) program membership with GradFin (“Offer”). The discount will be applied on the current annual membership fee of $249.00 and will automatically apply at checkout. This Offer is only available to current Member Name members, is non-transferable and cannot be applied to previous membership purchase(s). This Offer cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers and is subject to cancellation at any time and without notice.

  4. To qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), you must be employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization (federal service includes U.S. military service); work full-time for that agency or organization; have Direct Loans (or consolidate other federal student loans into a Direct Loan); repay your loans under an income-driven repayment plan; and make 120 qualifying payments. For full program requirements, visit: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 www.laurelroad.com/refinance-student-loans/checking/#rates-fees-jump.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. The variable Annual Percentage Yield (APY) indicated is accurate as of May 15, 2024, and is subject to change at any time. No minimum balance is required to earn the APY. Fees may reduce earnings on the account. For current rates visit laurelroad.com/high-yield-savings-account/#rates-fees-jump.  

  12. The 0.50% 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.

  13. LOAN AMOUNT: Minimum loan amount of $5,000. Maximum amount of $35,000 for loan purposes of Auto Purchase, Business, Green Loan, Moving Expenses, and Other. Maximum loan amount of $45,000 for loan purposes of Debt Consolidation, Major Purchase, and Home Improvement. Additional proof of use documentation is required to be eligible for loan amounts in excess of $35,000. If you a practicing Doctor [Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)] or Dentist [Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)] or if you are a resident, with one of the aforementioned degrees and a contract to start practicing within 12 months of application approval, you may be eligible to borrow up to $80,000.

  14. AutoPay/EFT Discount: if the borrower chooses to setup monthly payments automatically by electronic fund transfer (EFT) from a bank account before closing, the interest rate will decrease by 0.25%. The discount will be reflected in your monthly payment.

Estimated Student Loan Payment Examples

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

Assumptions: Repayment examples above 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 0.25% EMRA rate discount.

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.

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. This information is current as of July 10, 20233. Information and rates are subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions

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-plus-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.

LOAN AMOUNT

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-plus-loans/ for more information.

FEE 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.

PHYSICIAN & DENTAL LOAN – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FEE INFORMATION

There are no origination fees or prepayment penalties associated with the loan. A late fee may be assessed 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.

LOAN AMOUNT

If you a practicing Doctor [Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)] or Dentist [Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)] or if you are a resident, with one of the aforementioned degrees and a contract to practice starting within 12 months, you may borrow up to $80,000 (minimum loan amount of $5,000).

ELIGIBILITY

Must be a U.S. Citizen, or Permanent Resident with a valid I-551 card and meet Lender underwriting criteria (including, for example, employment, debt-to-income, disposable income, and credit history requirements). Must also have a 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).