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Refinance Student Loans

Fast, honest refinancing—without the kinks.

We offer a simplified, personalized process without added costs or fees. Discover your new low rate in 5 minutes or less1 – no hard credit pull required.

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Student Loan Refinancing

How much money could you save?

A lower rate or a shorter loan term may save you thousands.2 Click to see our video on how refinancing could help you.

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Term
5 year
7 year
10 year
15 year
20 year
Fixed APR
3.50%—5.55%
4.00%—6.00%
4.30%—6.40%
4.60%—6.80%
5.05%—7.02%
Variable APR
1.99%—6.05%
3.75%—6.10%
4.00%—6.15%
4.25%—6.40%
4.50%—6.65%
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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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Your estimated monthly payment

$167–$220

With an estimated rate of 3.75%–5.90%

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The calculated payments are only an estimate. Your actual payments will depend on the actual amount for which you are approved. 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 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 pre-approved rates in as little as two 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 conditional interest rates.
    2. Upload your supporting documents to Laurel Road’s secure dashboard 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.
    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.

  • 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. 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 can add up to significant savings. By refinancing multiple loans into one loan with a lower rate, 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.

  • Does Laurel Road refinance student loans for medical or dental residents?

    Yes, Laurel Road refinances student debt for doctors or dentists 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.

  • What is the maximum amount I can refinance for my Associate Degree Loans?

    Laurel Road will refinance up to $50,000* for Associate Degree loans in the eligible healthcare field. Please see full eligibility requirements here.

    *Parents who are borrowing on behalf of their children are not subject to the $50,000 loan max

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Disclaimers

  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. 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.

  3. After loan disbursement, if a borrower documents a qualifying economic hardship, we may agree in our discretion to allow for full or partial forbearance of payments for one or more 3-month time periods (not to exceed 12 months in the aggregate during the term of your loan), provided that we receive 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. At the end of the forbearance period, any unpaid accrued interest will be capitalized and be added to the remaining principle amount of the loan.

  4. Automatic Payment (“AutoPay”) Discount: if the borrower chooses to make monthly payments automatically 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 from the borrower’s bank account. The 0.25% AutoPay discount will not reduce the monthly payment; instead, the discount is applied to the principal to help pay the loan down faster.

Payment Examples

Fixed Rate Loans
Term Interest Rate APR No. of Payments Monthly Payment Total Payments
5 Year 3.75% – 5.80% 3.75% – 5.80% 60 $183.04 - $192.40 $10,982.35 - $11,543.96
7 Year 4.25% - 6.25% 4.25% - 6.25% 84 $137.84 - $147.29 $11,578.71 - $12,372.11
10 Year 4.55% - 6.65% 4.55% - 6.65% 120 $103.88 - $114.31 $12,465.55 - $13,717.52
15 Year 4.85% - 7.05% 4.85% - 7.05% 180 $78.30 - $90.16 $14,094.03 - $16,229.27
20 Year 5.30% - 7.27% 5.30% - 7.27% 240 $67.66 - $79.16 $16,239.37 - $18,998.12

 

Variable Rate Loans
Term Interest Rate APR No. of Payments Monthly Payment Total Payments
5 Year 2.24% - 6.30% 2.24% - 6.30% 60 $176.33 - $194.73 $10,579.77 - $11,683.56
7 Year 4.00% - 6.35% 4.00% - 6.35% 84 $136.69 - $147.77 $11,481.80 - $12,412.62
10 Year 4.25% - 6.40% 4.25% - 6.40% 120 $102.44 - $113.04 $12,292.50 - $13,564.78
15 Year 4.50% - 6.65% 4.50% - 6.65% 180 $76.50 - $87.94 $13,769.88 - $15,828.74
20 Year 4.75% - 6.90% 4.75% - 6.90% 240 $64.62 - $76.93 $15,509.37 - $18,463.39

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.

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%.

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
This information is current as of November 6, 2019. Information and rates are subject to change without notice.

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.

All loans must be in grace or repayment status and cannot be in default.  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. If you are refinancing greater than $300,000 in student loan debt, Lender may refinance the loans into 2 or more new loans.

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.