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Refinance Student Loans

Fast, easy refinancing—without the kinks.

We offer a simplified process with zero added costs or fees. Discover your rate options online in less than 5 minutes – no hard credit pull required.1

NEW! Student Loan Refi + Linked Savings

Let your savings help you save even more.

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 AutoPay — with the potential to save even more as you increase your savings balance.

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Student Loan Refinancing

How much money could you save by refinancing your student loans?

A lower rate or shorter loan term may save you thousands.3 Click to view our video on how a lower interest rate may help you save – or check out our payment calculator below.

Check Your Rate In 5 Min
Term
5 year
7 year
10 year
15 year
20 year
Fixed APR
2.80%—4.80%
3.40%—5.20%
3.90%—5.40%
4.30%—5.70%
4.40%—6.00%
Variable APR
1.89%—4.70%
3.40%—5.10%
3.80%—5.30%
4.05%—5.60%
4.30%—5.90%
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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% discount for making automatic payments from a bank account. Variable APRs are subject to increase after consummation. View Payment Examples below.

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This calculator is for illustrative purposes only. If you are using it to compare a federal loan it 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 other than the Standard Repayment Plan. For additional details click here.

NEW! Student Loan CashbackSM Credit Card

Redeem 2% cashback toward any eligible student loan.4

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? We've got answers.

  • Can I still take advantage of federal benefits after I refinance my federal loans with Laurel Road?

    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.

  • How does the student loan refinancing process work?

    It’s actually pretty simple – the entire application is completed online, and you can receive preliminary rate in as little as 5 minutes.

    1. Fill out a short application with basic information about your loan, education, and employment. Once you authorize a soft credit pull and assuming you have provided enough information, we will provide you with preliminary rates, which are conditional upon further underwriting review and authorize a hard credit pull.
    2. Upload your supporting documents to Laurel Road’s secure dashboard and authorize a hard credit pull to complete your online application. Once we have received your application, we will underwrite your loan and provide you with your final rates and loan terms if approved.
    3. Select your loan type and term, and e-sign all necessary disclosures and your promissory note in the Laurel Road dashboard.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Who is eligible to refinance their student loan with Laurel Road?

    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 in the healthcare industry can refinance student loans as early as their final semester of school, so long as they have a signed contract or letter of employment. Undergraduates with non-Healthcare related degrees can refinance student loans after 12 months of employment following graduation. 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:

    • 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
    • Surgical Technologist
  • 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.

  • 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.

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Disclaimers

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 https://studentaid.gov.

  1. 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.

  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. Discounts available as of 3/8/2021. 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. Savings vary based on rate and term of your existing and refinanced loan(s). Refinancing to a longer term may lower your monthly payments, but may also increase the total interest paid over the life of the loan. Refinancing to a shorter term may increase your monthly payments, but may lower the total interest paid over the life of the loan. Review your loan documentation for total cost of your refinanced loan.

  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. 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.

  7. 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.

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%.

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.

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
This information is current as of March 30, 2021. 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.