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Parent Plus Loan Refinancing

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You could save thousands by refinancing your Parent Plus student loan.
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Parent Plus Loan Refinancing

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Our fast, smart and intuitive online process could help you refinance your 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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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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Learn About Refinancing Student Loans

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

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.

  • 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.

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Things to Know About Refinancing Student Loans

Disclaimers

  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.

    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. 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.

  3. 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

PARENT LOAN – RATE DETAILS, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS
Laurel Road is a brand of KeyBank National Association offering online lending products in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Mortgage lending is not offered in Puerto Rico. All loans are provided by KeyBank National Association.
As used throughout these Terms & Conditions, the term “Lender” refers to KeyBank National Association and its affiliates, agents, guaranty insurers, investors, assigns, and successors in interest.

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.

FIXED APR
Fixed rate options consist of a range from 3.75% per year to 5.80% per year for a 5-year term, 4.25% per year to 6.25% per year for a 7-year term, 4.55% per year to 6.65% per year for a 10-year term, 4.85% per year to 7.05% per year for a 15-year term, or 5.30% per year to 7.27% per year for a 20-year 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 $10,000 loan at a range of 3.75% per year to 5.80% per year for a 5-year term would be from $183.04 to $192.40. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.25% per year to 6.25% per year for a 7-year term would be from $137.84 to $147.29. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.55% per year to 6.65% per year for a 10-year term would be from $103.88 to $114.31. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.85% per year to 7.05% per year for a 15-year term would be from $78.30 to $90.16. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 5.30% per year to 7.27% per year for a 20-year term would be from $67.66 to $79.16.

VARIABLE APR
Variable rate options consist of a range from 2.24% per year to 6.30% per year for a 5-year term, 4.00% per year to 6.35% per year for a 7-year term, 4.25% per year to 6.40% per year for a 10-year term, 4.50% per year to 6.65% per year for a 15-year term, or 4.75% per year to 6.90% per year for a 20-year term, with no origination fees. APR is subject to increase after consummation. The variable interest rate will change on the first day of every month (“Change Date”) if the Current Index changes.  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 when the 1-month LIBOR index changes. The variable interest rates are calculated by adding a margin ranging from 0.54% to 4.60% for the 5-year term loan, 2.30% to 4.65% for the 7-year term loan, 2.55% to 4.70% for the 10-year term loan, 2.80% to 4.95% for the 15-year term loan, and 3.05% to 5.20% for the 20-year term loan, respectively, to the 1-month LIBOR index published on the 25<sup>th</sup> day of each month immediately preceding each “Change Date,” as defined above, rounded to two decimal places, with no origination fees. If the 25th day of the month is not a business day or is a US federal holiday, the reference date will be the most recent date preceding the 25th day of the month that is a business day. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 2.24% per year to 6.30% per year for a 5-year term would be from $176.33 to $194.73. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.00% per year to 6.35% per year for a 7-year term would be from $136.69 to $147.77. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.25% per year to 6.40% per year for a 10-year term would be from $102.44 to $113.04. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.50% per year to 6.65% per year for a 15-year term would be from $76.50 to $87.94. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.75% per year to 6.90% per year for a 20-year term would be from $64.62 to $76.93.

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-year variable loan will have a maximum interest rate of 10%.

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.

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, Lender will refinance the loans into 2 or more new loans.

ELIGIBILITY & ELIGIBLE LOANS
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 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. All loans must be in grace or repayment status and cannot be in default.
For Associates Degrees: Only associates degrees earned by the student 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.

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.

DISBURSEMENT OPTIONS
The repayment of any refinanced 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.
If Lender 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 Lender 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.

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 and is subject to change.