Did you know that past periods of repayment, deferment, and forbearance could now count toward IDR forgiveness? Schedule a free consultation today to find out more about this one-time adjustment before time runs out on May 1, 2023.
*20 years for undergraduate loans or 25 years for graduate loans. Learn more here.
Our specialized GradFin team will review your loan history, go over your repayment and forgiveness options with you, and recommend a plan. With GradFin's expertise, we've helped borrowers achieve more than $30 million in federal student loan forgiveness to date.3Schedule a Consultation
Understand your income-driven repayment (IDR) and forgiveness options.
See if you qualify and help you stay on track for public service loan forgiveness (PSLF).
Compare simple refinancing options that could help you save on student loans.
If you're already in the right repayment program, GradFin helps you stay on track.
You may be eligible for forgiveness through an IDR program that stabilizes your monthly payments based on your income. Our team can help you understand your eligibility, determine which plan is right for you, and estimate your potential forgiveness.Learn More
If you work for an eligible government or non-profit organization, we'll help you navigate the complex rules and paperwork required to qualify for the 10-year PSLF program4 so you can optimize your savings, manage compliance, and stay on track to forgiveness.Learn More
A GradFin consultant can help you determine if you could save more by refinancing to a lower rate or shorter term. They'll show you options for refinancing your private loans, and compare your federal repayment options against real refinancing rates to get you on the right path.Schedule a Consultation
Upload your student loan documents in our secure online portal and find a time that works best for you.
Talk with a GradFin student loan specialist to understand your repayment options including PSLF, IDR, and refinancing.
Through membership, you'll get a personalized repayment plan to manage your student loan debt with ease.
A GradFin student loan specialist will break down your student loan profile, provide a chart on what your new loan payoff could look like, answer questions about what terms are the best for your unique situation, and answer any application questions you may have.
If refinancing is determined to be your best option, they can help you understand what information impacts the interest rate that you might expect to be offered on your loan refinancing. Items such as your FICO score, income level, student loan balance, and current interest rate structure can impact your offer, and your specialist can walk you through how to qualify for the lowest rates on your loans.
GradFin was founded in 2015 to help student loan borrowers manage their loans, repay them faster, start saving earlier and achieve their financial goals. GradFin provides borrowers access to free consultations with student loan specialists, helping them understand their options through student loan forgiveness, refinancing, or a combination of both.
Now a brand of KeyBank N.A., GradFin’s specialists have over 50 years of combined experience in working in federal student loan management, including from former FedLoan Servicing trained employees, and have conducted over 60,000 consultations with borrowers since 2015.
The Department of Education (ED) will conduct a one-time account adjustment to borrower accounts that will count time toward IDR and PSLF forgiveness, including:
Borrowers who have commercially managed FFEL, Perkins, or Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program loans should apply for a Direct Consolidation Loan by May 1, 2023, to get the full benefits of the one-time account adjustment. For more information, visit studentaid.gov.
After scheduling your consultation, you’ll receive an email with a link to GradFin Concierge, a secure online tool, where you’ll be asked to provide a number of items to build out your profile so that your consultant can give you the most accurate assessment based on your unique situation. These include:
PSLF is a U.S. government program that allows qualifying borrowers employed at non-profits and government entities to have their Federal Direct Loans forgiven after ten years of repayment under the Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plan (120 payments total).
To be eligible for the program, you must:
For more information, go to the Federal Student Aid website at StudentAid.gov/publicservice.
Income-driven repayment was introduced to provide borrowers with options other than forbearance when they have trouble making monthly payments. Four of the more popular income-driven options are, Income-Based Repayment (IBR), Pay As You Earn (PAYE), and Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), and Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) all of which adjust the borrower’s payments based on their adjusted gross income and family size – not how much they owe. Those pursuing PSLF will need to be enrolled in an IDR plan.
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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.
GradFin and Laurel Road are brands of KeyBank N.A.
GradFin members that met the requirement for PSLF qualified for an average of $98,000 in student loan forgiveness as of 2/27/23.
This is the total dollar value of loans forgiven for GradFin customers as of 2/27/2023. This dollar value is based on the customer reported forgiveness amount and can be substantiated by the Department of Education’s Forgiveness letters.
To qualify for PSLF, you must be employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization (federal service includes U.S. military service); work full-time for that agency or organization; have Direct Loans (or consolidate other federal student loans into a Direct Loan); repay your loans under an income-driven repayment plan; and make 120 qualifying payments. For full program requirements, visit: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
This information is current as of February 6, 2023. Information and rates are subject to change without notice.