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Medical School Student Loan Refinancing

Financial solutions for today’s healthcare leaders.

Refinance your student loans as soon as you're matched to a residency program and pay only $100 per month† all through residency or fellowship.

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The Perfect Match

Bank on your earning potential.

Pay only $100 per month† throughout your residency or fellowship. You can even continue these low payments for up to six months after training. Once you are an attending physician or dentist, you'll begin a standard repayment term.

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Repayment Term
5 year
7 year
10 year
15 year
20 year
Fixed
3.87%—5.75%
5.10%—6.20%
5.19%—6.60%
5.27%—7.00%
5.58%—7.44%
Variable
3.42%—6.07%
4.62%—6.12%
4.68%—6.17%
4.93%—6.42%
5.18%—6.92%
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For residents, eligibility and rates offered will depend on your credit profile, total monthly debt payments, and income projections post training. Please note that residents or fellows with signed contracts to practice may qualify for our standard rate offerings found here. For residents who request a partially deferred payment period, before entering a full repayment period, the interest rate will be based on the nearest term offered that includes the entire term of their loan - the partially deferred payment period plus the full repayment period. For example, if a resident or fellow applies for a 5 year loan, with a 3 year partially deferred payment period, they will receive a rate offer within the 10 year range above. Rates, in the above table, assume 3 months left in residency and include a 0.25% discount for making automated payments from a bank account. For important additional information, please see the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the page.

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I have refinanced other loans, but never as easily as with Laurel Road. The online services they offered made this refi a snap, and their rates were lower than other banks, too.

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Disclaimers

1 Average savings calculated based on single loans refinanced from 9/2013 to 12/2017 where borrowers’ previous rates were disclosed. Assumes same loan terms for previous and refinanced loans, and payments made to maturity with no prepayments. Actual savings for individual loans vary based on loan balance, interest rates, and other factors.

* Terms and conditions apply.

Instant rates mean a delivery of personalized rates for those individuals who provide sufficient information to return a rate. For instant rates a soft credit pull will be conducted, 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.

† We may agree under certain circumstances to allow a borrower to make $100/month payments immediately after loan disbursement if the borrower is employed full‐time as an intern, resident, fellow, or similar postgraduate trainee at the time of loan disbursement. These payments may not be enough to cover all of the interest that accrues on the loan. Unpaid accrued interest will be added to your loan and monthly payments of principal and interest will begin when the post‐graduate training program ends.

Terms and Conditions

RESIDENT REFINANCING – RATE DETAILS, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS

Laurel Road Bank is a Connecticut state-chartered bank offering products in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.  Laurel Road has helped thousands of professionals with graduate and undergraduate degrees across the country to refinance and consolidate over $3 billion in federal and private school loans, saving these borrowers thousands of dollars each.

Lending services provided by Laurel Road Bank, Member FDIC.

Laurel Road Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender.

© 2018 Laurel Road Bank.

EFT DISCOUNT

The interest rate table above is inclusive of all Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) discounts. To qualify for the EFT discount of 0.25%, monthly payments must be paid automatically from a bank account.

RESIDENT – FIXED APR

Fixed rate options consist of a range from 4.12% per year to 6.00% per year for a 5-year repayment term, 5.35% per year to 6.45% per year for a 7-year repayment term, 5.44% per year to 6.85% per year for a 10-year repayment term, 5.52% per year to 7.25% per year for a 15-year repayment term, or 5.83% per year to 7.69% per year for a 20-year repayment term, with no origination fees. The fixed interest rate will apply until the loan is paid in full (whether before or after default, and whether before or after the scheduled maturity date of the loan). The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 4.12% per year to 6.00% per year for a 5-year repayment term would be from $3324.73 to $3479.90. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 5.35% per year to 6.45% per year for a 7-year repayment term would be from $2573.81 to $2668.54. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 5.44% per year to 6.85% per year for a 10-year repayment term would be from $1948.13 to $2076.06. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 5.52% per year to 7.25% per year for a 15-year repayment term would be from $1472.66 to $1643.15. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 5.83% per year to 7.69% per year for a 20-year repayment term would be from $1271.98 to $1471.05.

However, if the borrower chooses to make monthly payments automatically by electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a bank account, the fixed rate will decrease by 0.25%, and will increase back up to the regular fixed interest rate described in the preceding paragraph if the borrower stops making (or we stop accepting) monthly payments automatically by EFT from the designated borrower’s bank account.

RESIDENT – VARIABLE APR

Variable rate options consist of a range from 3.67% per year to 6.32% per year for a 5-year repayment term, 4.87% per year to 6.37% per year for a 7-year repayment term, 4.93% per year to 6.42% per year for a 10-year repayment term, 5.18% per year to 6.67% per year for a 15-year repayment term, and 5.43% per year to 7.17% per year for a 20-year repayment term, with no origination fees. APR is subject to increase after consummation. The variable interest rates are based on a Current Index, which is the 1-month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) (currency in US dollars), as published on The Wall Street Journal’s website. The variable interest rates and Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will increase or decrease with the 1-month LIBOR index changes. The variable interest rates are calculated by adding a margin ranging from 1.35% to 4.00% for the 5-year repayment term loan, 2.55% to 4.05% for the 7-year repayment term loan, 2.61% to 4.10% for the 10-year repayment term loan, 2.86% to 4.35% for the 15-year repayment term loan, and 3.11% to 4.85% for the 20-year repayment term loan, respectively, to the daily average of the 1-month LIBOR index published on each business day during the 91-day period ending on the 20th day of the calendar month immediately preceding each “Change Date,” as defined below, rounded to two decimal places, with no origination fees. (For purposes of determining the 1-month LIBOR index, a business day is any Monday through Friday excluding U.S. federal holidays.) The variable interest rate will change quarterly on the first day of each calendar quarter (“Change Date”) if the Current Index changes. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 3.67% per year to 6.32% per year for a 5-year repayment term would be from $3288.24 to $3506.75. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 4.87% per year to 6.37% per year for a 7-year repayment term would be from $2533.12 to $2661.58. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 4.93% per year to 6.42% per year for a 10-year repayment term would be from $1903.03 to $2036.54. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 5.18% per year to 6.67% per year for a 15-year repayment term would be from $1440.36 to $1584.86. The monthly payment for a sample $180,000 loan at a range of 5.43% per year to 7.17% per year for a 20-year repayment term would be from $1231.09 to $1413.96.

However, if the borrower chooses to make monthly payments automatically by electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a bank account, the variable rate will decrease by 0.25%, and will increase back up to the regular variable interest rate described in the preceding paragraph if the borrower stops making (or we stop accepting) monthly payments automatically by EFT from the designated borrower’s bank account.

MAXIMUM RATES

Borrowers who take out a variable loan with a term of 5, 7, or 10 years will have a maximum interest rate of 9%. Borrowers who take out a 15 or 20 years variable loan will have a maximum interest rate of 10%.

FEE INFORMATION

Laurel Road has no origination fees and no prepayment penalties. However, if Laurel Road does not receive any part of a payment within 15 days after the due date, it may assess a late fee not to exceed 5% of the late payment or $28, whichever is less. The 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

Up to 100% of outstanding private and federal student loans (minimum $5,000). If you are refinancing greater than $300,000 in student loan debt, Laurel Road will refinance the loans into 2 or more new loans.

ELIGIBILITY

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) and meet Laurel Road underwriting criteria (including, for example, employment, debt-to-income, disposable income, total student loan debt relative to annual salary level, and credit history requirements).

ELIGIBLE LOANS

Graduates may refinance and/or consolidate 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.

INTEREST RATES

The interest rate you are offered will depend on your credit profile, income, and total debt payments as well as your choice of fixed or variable and choice of term. For applicants who are currently medical or dental residents, your rate offer may also vary depending on whether you have secured employment for after residency.

DISBURSEMENT OPTIONS

The repayment of any refinance and/or consolidation student loan will commence (1) immediately after disbursement by us, or (2) after any grace or in-school deferment period, existing prior to refinancing and/or consolidation with us, has expired.

POSTPONING OR REDUCING PAYMENTS

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

We may agree under certain circumstances to allow a borrower to make $100/month payments for a period of time immediately after loan disbursement if the borrower is employed full-time as an intern, resident, or similar postgraduate trainee at the time of loan disbursement. These payments may not be enough to cover all of the interest that accrues on the loan. Unpaid accrued interest will be added to your loan and monthly payments of principal and interest will begin when the post-graduate training program ends.

We may agree under certain circumstances to allow postponement (deferral) of monthly payments of principal and interest for a period of time immediately following loan disbursement (not to exceed 6 months after the borrower’s graduation with an eligible degree), if the borrower is an eligible student in the borrower’s final term at the time of loan disbursement or graduated less than 6 months before loan disbursement, and has accepted an offer of (or has already begun) full-time employment.

If Laurel Road agrees (in its sole discretion) to postpone or reduce any monthly payment(s) for a period of time, interest on the loan will continue to accrue for each day principal is owed. Although the borrower might not be required to make payments during such a period, the borrower may continue to make payments during such a period. Making payments, or paying some of the interest, will reduce the total amount that will be required to be paid over the life of the loan. Interest not paid during any period when Laurel Road has agreed to postpone or reduce any monthly payment will be added to the principal balance through capitalization (compounding) at the end of such a period, one month before the borrower is required to resume making regular monthly payments.

SAVINGS EXAMPLE

Average savings calculated based on single loans refinanced from 9/2013 to 12/2017 where borrowers’ previous rates were disclosed. Assumes same loan terms for previous and refinanced loans, and payments made to maturity with no prepayments. Actual savings for individual loans vary based on loan balance, interest rates, and other factors.

LAUREL ROAD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

This information is current as of October 1st, 2018 and is subject to change.