Interest Rate = Index + Margin
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) = Interest Rate adjusted for applicable fees and discounts
|Term||Fee||Rate Reduction||Index||Interest Rate|
|0%||N/A||Variable, based on 3-Month LIBOR and
may increase after loan consummation,
subject to floor rate of 2.99%
|5.47% - 10.97%
(5.35% APR - 10.26% APR)
|0%||N/A||Fixed||6.5% - 12.25%
(6.27% APR - 11.21% APR)
Variable Rate Payment Example: Assuming a $10,000 loan amount, a 5.35% APR, and a 15-year term, you would make 54 (48 months in school + 6 month grace period) monthly payments of $25 while enrolled in school followed by 180 monthly payments of $90.61 to repay this loan. If the APR is 10.26% and the loan amount remains $10,000 you would make 54 monthly payments of $25 while you are enrolled in school followed by 180 monthly payments of $154.17 to repay this loan. The APR may increase during the life of the loan and can result in higher monthly payments.
Fixed Rate Payment Example: Assuming a $10,000 loan amount, a 6.27% APR, and a 10-year term, you would make 54 (48 months in school + 6 month grace period) monthly payments of $25 while enrolled in school followed by 120 monthly payments of $131.43 to repay this loan. If the APR is 11.21% and the loan amount remains $10,000 you would make 54 monthly payments of $25 while you are enrolled in school followed by 120 monthly payments of $205.24 to repay this loan.
The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) represents the total amount a loan will cost over a one-year period. Expressed as a single percentage, the APR gives borrowers a clear understanding of a loan's true overall cost, as it accounts for the interest rate, together with any and all fees.The APR also considers how the loan is paid back, including the amount of monthly payments and the length of any deferment period and the repayment period. The APR may be lower than the interest rate as a result of automatic rate reductions that are to occur at a future date or because the loan has a deferment period during which full payments of principal and/or interest are not required.
The monthly minimum payment during the Repayment Period is your calculated monthly payment or $50.00, whichever is greater.
Fixed rate loans maintain the same rate over the life of the loan. This may allow borrowers to easily determine
how much interest will be owed on the loan throughout the loan term.
Variable loan rates may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the loan index (i.e., LIBOR or Prime Rate) used by the lender. These fluctuations will affect your monthly payment amount.
The London Interbank Offered Rate (or LIBOR) is a daily reference rate based on the interest rates at
which banks borrow unsecured funds from other banks. This offered rate is the funding cost to a bank and
is commonly used as a benchmark for the bank's lending rate.
The Base Rate adjusts quarterly on the first day of January, April, July and October. We use the average of the 3-Month LIBOR, as reported by the Wall Street Journal on the 1st of each month, for the last three months preceding the adjustment date. If the 1st of the month is not a business day, the last business day in the previous month will be used.
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