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Parent Loan Refinancing

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You could save thousands by refinancing your parent student loan.1
Discover your rate options online in less than 5 minutes – no hard credit pull required.2

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a student loan debt relief plan which includes forgiveness of up to $10,000 for qualifying federal student loans and up to $20,000 for qualifying Pell Grant recipients. For more information, please read the announcement. Please note that if you refinance qualifying federal student loans with Laurel Road, you may no longer be eligible for certain benefits or programs and waive your right to future benefits or programs offered on those loans. Please carefully consider your options when refinancing federal student loans and consult StudentAid.gov for the most current information.

Parent Loan Refinancing

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Seamless process.

Our fast and intuitive online process could help you refinance your Federal Parent PLUS loan or private parent loan to a lower rate or shorter term. If your child wishes to assume the remaining debt on their own, they may do so if they meet our lending requirements.

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

Laurel Road Linked Checking Monthly Direct Deposits

  • $0
  • $2,500
  • $7,500+
Term
5 year
7 year
10 year
15 year
20 year
Fixed APR
4.49%—6.15%
5.85%—6.40%
6.05%—6.60%
6.25%—6.80%
6.45%—6.90%
Variable APR
2.50%—6.05%
5.75%—6.30%
5.95%—6.50%
6.15%—6.70%
6.35%—6.80%
Term
5 year
7 year
10 year
15 year
20 year
Fixed APR
With Discounts
4.49%—6.15%
5.85%—6.40%
6.05%—6.60%
6.25%—6.80%
6.45%—6.90%
Variable APR
With Discounts
2.50%—6.05%
5.75%—6.30%
5.95%—6.50%
6.15%—6.70%
6.35%—6.80%
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APRs shown include a 0.25% interest rate discount for AutoPay.4 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 Linked Checking account 3. 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.4 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.

More ways to save on your student loans.

Laurel Road Linked CheckingSM

Lower refi rates when you add a checking account.

You could get rates as low as 1.37%%5 variable APR when you refinance your parent student loans and open a checking account and enroll in AutoPay — with the potential to save even more with qualifying monthly direct deposits.

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Laurel Road Student Loan Cashback® Card

Redeem 2% cashback towards your eligible student loans.6

Introducing the first card that lets you redeem 2% cashback towards your student loans with 95% of U.S. servicers.7 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.

  • Are my Laurel Road loans considered student loans for tax purposes?

    Yes, student loans that Laurel Road has refinanced are considered student loans for federal and state tax consideration. Please note that you may or may not be eligible for interest deduction depending on your individual tax situation. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

  • Can I refinance if my student loan is in a grace or in-school deferment period?

    Yes, Laurel Road will honor your existing grace or in-school deferment periods set up by your previous lenders. If you choose to refinance your student loan during these periods, your payments with Laurel Road will not commence until the grace period has expired. When you apply with Laurel Road, please indicate the expiration date of your grace period.

Learn About Refinancing Student Loans

Resources to help you get the most out of student loan refinancing.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a student loan debt relief plan which includes forgiveness of up to $10,000 for qualifying federal student loans and up to $20,000 for qualifying Pell Grant recipients. For more information, please read the announcement. Please note that if you refinance qualifying federal student loans with Laurel Road, you may no longer be eligible for certain 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, student loan debt relief or public service loan forgiveness, repayment options such as Income Based Repayment or Pay As You Earn, or COVID-19 relief benefits such as a 0% interest rate, suspension of payments or loan forgiveness. Please carefully consider your options when refinancing federal student loans and consult StudentAid.gov for the most current information.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    For more information on eligible servicers please visit our FAQ

    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.

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

  8. 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.

    Click here to learn more about the Laurel Road Linked Savings℠ discount.

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 Savings 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

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).

Parents may refinance any unsubsidized or subsidized Federal or private student loans taken out on behalf of a child that were used exclusively for qualified higher education expenses (as defined in 26 USC Section 221) at an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate school.

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.

LOAN AMOUNT

Up to 100% of outstanding private and federal student loans (minimum $5,000) are eligible for refinancing.

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.