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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

Please Note: If you refinance a federal student loan with Laurel Road, you will no longer qualify for existing or future benefits offered by the federal government to federal loan holders, including but not limited to the current 0% interest rate and payment suspension, which has been extended to January 31, 2022.

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NEW! Student Loan Refi + Checking

Checking that helps put student loans in check.

Now you could get student loan refi rates as low as 1.37%2 variable APR with discounts when you open a Laurel Road CheckingSM account and set up qualifying direct deposits.

Plus, get a $500 cash bonus with $2,500 in direct deposits.3

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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.4 Click to view our video on how a lower interest rate may help you save – or check out our payment calculator below.

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Use this slider to see how your student loan rates could drop when you open a Laurel Road CheckingSM account.

Laurel Road CheckingSM Monthly Direct Deposits

  • $0
  • $2,500
  • $7,500+
Term
5 year
7 year
10 year
15 year
20 year
Fixed APR
2.50%—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%
Term
5 year
7 year
10 year
15 year
20 year
Fixed APR
With Discounts
2.50%—4.80%
3.40%—5.20%
3.90%—5.40%
4.30%—5.70%
4.40%—6.00%
Variable APR
With Discounts
1.89%—4.70%
3.40%—5.10%
3.80%—5.30%
4.05%—5.60%
4.30%—5.90%
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APRs shown include a 0.25% interest rate discount for AutoPay.8 Variable APRs are subject to increase after consummation. View Payment Examples Below.

APRs shown include the initial 3-month 0.25% interest rate discount for opening a Laurel Road CheckingSM account. Use the slider to calculate the discounted rate for maintaining monthly direct deposits [$0 = 0.00%, $2,500 = 0.25%, $7,500+ = 0.55%]. All rates shown include the Autopay 0.25% interest rate discount.8 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.5

Introducing the first card that lets you redeem 2% cashback toward your student loans with any eligible servicer.6 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.

  • Is the money in my Laurel Road CheckingSM account FDIC-insured?

    Yes. The balance in your checking account is FDIC-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 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:

    • 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.

  • How much interest will I earn with my Laurel Road CheckingSM account?

    Laurel Road CheckingSM is an interest-bearing account. You can see the most updated interest rate for your Laurel Road CheckingSM account here.

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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 Rates (APRs) shown are as of September 23, 2021 and subject to increase without notice. Based on applications between July 2019 to June 2021, approximately 11% of applicants qualified for our lowest advertised rate. Lowest rate quoted above assumes excellent credit and low debt, housing, and alimony expenses relative to income. Otherwise, a higher rate will apply. Rate shown above includes a 0.55% discount for having a qualifying direct deposit of at least $7,500 credited to a Laurel Road Checking account for every statement period of the term of the loan, a 0.25% discount for AutoPay, and a loan with a term of 60 months. Variable APRs are subject to increase after consummation.

    The Laurel Road CheckingSM discount is available to borrowers who open a Laurel Road CheckingSM 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% interest rate discount for their first three monthly billing cycles. Starting with the 4th billing cycle and continuing with each billing cycle thereafter, the interest rate discount applied each billing cycle will be based on the amount deposited via qualifying Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions into the Laurel Road CheckingSM 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. To continue to receive the discount for the 4th billing cycle, you must begin making qualifying ACH deposits to your Laurel Road 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 Linked SavingsSM discount. Click here for more information on the Laurel Road CheckingSM account and student loan rate discounts.

  3. Effective October 20, 2021, you must open a Laurel Road CheckingSM account simultaneously while refinancing your student loan with Laurel Road by 12/31/2021 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 CheckingSM account totaling at least $2,500 within the first 60 days after account opening to receive the $500, which will be deposited into your account within 60 days of meeting requirements. Normal account service charges apply to the Laurel Road CheckingSM. Qualifying ACH direct deposit transactions include most payroll, Social Security, pension and government benefits deposits. Limit one gift per qualifying account. Limit one gift per individual. The value of the gift will be reported to the IRS on Form 1099-INT. If you close your account within the first 180 days of account opening, you will be charged a $25 account early closure fee. Other miscellaneous charges may apply. Accounts overdrawn or closed at the time of gift payment are not eligible. Offer is subject to cancellation without notice and cannot be combined with any other 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. For more information on eligible servicers please visit our FAQ.

  7. Borrowers who open a Laurel Road Linked Savings℠ account during their application to refinance their student loans are eligible for the Laurel Road Linked Savings℠ discount. Borrowers receive a 0.25% interest rate discount for their first two billing cycles of their loan. Starting with the 3rd billing cycle, and continuing with each billing cycle thereafter, the interest rate discount applied during a billing cycle will be based on the average daily balance held in the borrower's Laurel Road Linked Savings℠ account for the preceding calendar month. The discount can vary from 0.10% for balances between $1,000 and $9,999 and 0.30% for balances of $20,000 or greater. To continue to receive a discount for the 3rd billing cycle, you must fund your Laurel Road Linked Savings℠ account the month after your loan funds and maintain a minimum account balance of $1000. Offer cannot be combined with Laurel Road Checking Discount. Click here to learn more about the Laurel Road Linked Savings℠ discount.

  8. 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 CheckingSM 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 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) and changes in the SOFR 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%. 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 September 23, 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.