Lender Loan Disclosures

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Sallie Mae® Student Loans Disclosures

Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount.  Interest is charged starting when funds are sent to the school.  With the Fixed and Deferred Repayment Options, the interest rate is higher than with the Interest Repayment Option and Unpaid Interest is added to the loan’s Current Principal at the end of the grace/separation period. Payments may be required during the grace/separation period depending on the repayment option selected. Variable rates may increase over the life of the loan. Advertised variable rates reflect the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Advertised APRs assume a $10,000 loan to a borrower who attends school for 4 years and has no prior Sallie Mae loans. Advertised variable rates reflect the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Advertised APRs assume a $10,000 Graduate School Loan with a 2-year in-school period. The borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae to receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction benefit. This benefit applies only during active repayment for as long as the Current Amount Due or Designated Amount is successfully withdrawn from the authorized bank account each month. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

2 Examples of typical costs for a $10,000 Smart Option Student Loan with the most common fixed rate, fixed repayment option, 6-month separation period, and two disbursements: For a borrower with no prior loans and a 4-year in-school period, it works out to a 9.09% fixed APR, 51 payments of $25.00, 119 payments of $165.12 and one payment of $120.52, for a Total Loan Cost of $21,044.80. For a borrower with $20,000 in prior loans and a 2-year in-school period, it works out to a 9.47% fixed APR, 27 payments of $25.00, 179 payments of $119.57 and one payment of $55.39 for a total loan cost of $22,133.42. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 10 years.

Only the borrower may apply for cosigner release. You must first meet the age of majority in your state and provide proof of graduation (or completion of certification program), income, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (if your status has changed since you applied). In the last 12 months, you can’t have been past-due on any loans serviced by us for 30 or more days or enrolled in any hardship forbearances or modified repayment programs. Additionally, you must have paid ahead or made 12 on-time principal and interest payments on each loan requested for release. The loan can’t be past due when the cosigner release application is processed. You must also demonstrate that you can assume full responsibility of the loan(s) individually and pass a credit review when the cosigner release application is processed that demonstrates a satisfactory credit history including but not limited to no: bankruptcy, foreclosure, student loan(s) in default or 90-day delinquencies in the last 24 months. Requirements are subject to change.

4 Loan amount cannot exceed the cost of attendance less financial aid received as certified by the school. Sallie Mae reserves the right to approve a lower loan amount than the school-certified amount.

Nitro is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of Smart Option Student Loan and Sallie Mae Parent Loan customers.

Information advertised valid as of May 25, 2022.

Sallie Mae, the Sallie Mae logo and other Sallie Mae names and logos are service marks or registered service marks of Sallie Mae Bank.

SLM Corporation and it's subsidiaries, including Sallie Mae Bank, are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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Ascent Student Loans Disclosures

Ascent Terms & Conditions

*Ascent loans are funded by Bank of Lake Mills, Member FDIC. Loan products may not be available in certain jurisdictions. Certain restrictions, limitations; and terms and conditions apply. For Ascent Terms and Conditions please visit: AscentFunding.com/Ts&Cs.

Rates are effective as of 05/01/2022 and reflect an automatic payment discount of either 0.25% (for credit-based loans) OR 1.00% (for undergraduate outcomes-based loans). Automatic Payment Discount is available if the borrower is enrolled in automatic payments from their personal checking account and the amount is successfully withdrawn from the authorized bank account each month. For Ascent rates and repayment examples please visit: AscentFunding.com/Rates.

1% Cash Back Graduation Reward subject to terms and conditions, please visit Ascentfunding.com/Cashback. Cosigned Credit-Based Loan student borrowers must meet certain minimum credit criteria. The minimum score required is subject to change and may depend on the credit score of your cosigner. Lowest APRs are available for the most creditworthy applicants and may require a cosigner.

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Connext Private Student Loans: Powered by ReliaMax

Connext Private Student Loans Powered by ReliaMax works with a network of lenders that enables you to get 100% of all school certified educational costs up to the loan maximum. Connext gets you started earning an undergraduate or graduate degree, and our network of lenders can refinance your loans when you are out of school.

Undergraduate/Graduate Rates:

VARIABLE RATES:
*Annual Percentage Rate (APR). This loan has a variable interest rate equal to an Index plus a Margin. The Index is the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) published in the “Money Rates” section of The Wall Street Journal on the 20th day of the month preceding the applicable Change Date as applied according to the following rules (or on any successor or substitute page of a successor available source providing such quotations). The 3Month LIBOR as published without regard to the two-day delayed effective date. If the 20th day of the month is not a business day, the preceding business day is used to determine the Current Index. For purposes of this Paragraph “business day” means any day the banks in New York and London are open for the transaction of business. The current 3 Month LIBOR is 1.64% as of December 20, 2017 used for the rates effective January 1 - March 31, 2018. The Margin is determined upon approval of the loan and does not change. The APR example was calculated on a $12,000 loan with payments deferred for 2.5 years. The low APR rate includes a 0.25% discount for automatic payments (ACH) and a 10-year repayment term. The high APR rate uses a 15-year repayment term and does not include a discount. The interest rate is subject to change quarterly which may result in a higher monthly payment amount. Within the application process, before a borrower can accept the terms and conditions of a loan (including interest rate), an Application Disclosure and Approval Disclosure will be provided. Interest rates are based on the credit of the applicant and/or co-signer.

FIXED RATES:
* Annual Percentage Rate (APR). This loan has a fixed interest rate that is determined at the time of the application approval. The rate does not change during the term of the loan. This APR was calculated on a $12,000 loan with payments deferred for 2.5 years. The low APR rate includes a 0.25% discount for automatic payments (ACH) and a 10-year repayment term. The high APR rate uses a 15-year repayment term and does not include a discount. Within the application process, before a borrower can accept the terms and conditions of a loan (including interest rate), an Application Disclosure and Approval Disclosure will be provided. Interest rates are based on the credit of the applicant and/or co-signer.

ACH Discount:
1 - Loans are subject to receive a 0.25% interest rate discount when a loan is enrolled in recurring ACH payments with ReliaMax, the loan servicer. The interest rate is discounted form the date of the first payment automatically deducted until the date of the last payment that is automatically deducted. If you cancel recurring ACH any time during repayment, the interest rate ends as of the last date a payment was deducted automatically.

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CommonBond Private Student Loans Disclosures

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IN-SCHOOL LOAN ORIGINATIONS:
Offered terms are subject to change and state law restriction. Loans are offered by CommonBond Lending, LLC (NMLS # 1175900), NMLS Consumer Access. If you are approved for a loan, the interest rate offered will depend on your credit profile, your application, the loan term selected and will be within the ranges of rates shown. If you choose to complete an application, we will conduct a hard credit pull, which may affect your credit score. All Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) displayed assume borrowers enroll in auto pay and account for the 0.25% reduction in interest rate. All variable rates are based on a 1-month LIBOR assumption of 0.14% effective Oct 1, 2020 and may increase after consummation.

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Discover Private Student Loans Disclosures

*Lowest APRs are available to the most creditworthy applicants, and include an interest only repayment discount (https://www.discover.com/student-loans/help/interestonly) and Auto Debit Reward (Discover.com/student-loans/rewards/auto-debit-reward-policy).
 
The fixed interest rate is set at the time of application and does not change during the life of the loan unless you are no longer eligible for one or more discounts. The variable interest rate is calculated based on the 3-Month CME Term SOFR index plus the applicable margin percentage less any applicable discounts. The 3-Month CME Term SOFR index value for variable interest rate loans is 0.125% as of November 14, 2021. 3-Month CME Term SOFR is administered by CME Group and is published by CME Group on its website (cmegroup.com/termsofr). Discover Student Loans may adjust the variable interest rate quarterly on each January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 (each an “interest rate change date”), based on the 3-Month CME Term SOFR rate available for the day that is 15 days prior to the interest rate change date, rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent (0.125% or 0.00125), or 0%, whichever is greater. This may cause the monthly payments to increase, the number of payments to increase or both. If the 3- Month CME Term SOFR rate is less than zero percent, then the index will be deemed to be zero percent (as stated in the promissory note) for purposes of calculating your interest rate. Your variable interest rate (index + margin – applicable discounts) will not exceed 18%. Our lowest APRs are only available to applicants with the best credit. The APR will be determined after an application is submitted. It will be based on credit history, the selected repayment option and other factors, including a cosigner’s credit history (if applicable). If a student does not have an established credit history, the student may find it difficult to qualify for a private student loan on their own or receive the lowest advertised rate. Learn more about Discover Student Loans interest rates.

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Earnest Private Student Loans Disclosures

DISCLAIMER:

Private Student Loan (SLO) Interest Rate Disclosure:

Actual rate and available repayment terms will vary based on your income. Fixed rates range from 3.24% APR to 13.03% APR (excludes 0.25% Auto Pay discount). Variable rates range from 1.19% APR to 11.69% APR (excludes 0.25% Auto Pay discount). Earnest variable interest rate student loan refinance loans are based on a publicly available index, the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The variable rate is based on the rate published on the 25th day, or the next business day, of the preceding calendar month, rounded to the nearest hundredth of a percent. The rate will not increase more than once per month. Although the rate will vary after you are approved, it will never exceed 36% (the maximum allowable for this loan). Please note, Earnest Private Student Loans are not available in Nevada.

(1) Earnest does not charge fees for origination, late payments, or prepayments. Florida Stamp Tax: For Florida residents, Florida documentary stamp tax is required by law, calculated as $0.35 for each $100 (or portion thereof) of the principal loan amount, the amount of which is provided in the Final Disclosure. Lender will add the stamp tax to the principal loan amount. The full amount will be paid directly to the Florida Department of Revenue. Certificate of Registration No. 78-8016373916-1.

(2) You can take advantage of the Auto Pay interest rate reduction by setting up and maintaining active and automatic ACH withdrawal of your loan payment. The interest rate reduction for Auto Pay will be available only while your loan is enrolled in Auto Pay. Interest rate incentives for utilizing Auto Pay may not be combined with certain private student loan repayment programs that also offer an interest rate reduction. For multi-party loans, only one party may enroll in Auto Pay.

(3) Earnest clients may skip one payment every 12 months. Your first request to skip a payment can be made once you’ve made at least 6 months of consecutive on-time payments, and your loan is in good standing. The interest accrued during the skipped month will result in an increase in your remaining minimum payment. The final payoff date on your loan will be extended by the length of the skipped payment periods. Please be aware that a skipped payment does count toward the forbearance limits. Please note that skipping a payment is not guaranteed and is at Earnest’s discretion. Your monthly payment and total loan cost may increase as a result of postponing your payment and extending your term.

(4) Nine-month grace period is not available for borrowers who choose our Principal and Interest Repayment plan while in school.

Earnest Loans are made by Earnest Operations LLC or One American Bank, Member FDIC. Earnest Operations LLC, NMLS #1204917. 535 Mission St., Suite 1663, San Francisco, CA 94105. California Financing Law License 6054788.
Visit earnest.com/licenses for a full list of licensed states.

One American Bank, 515 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Earnest loans are serviced by Earnest Operations LLC with support from Navient Solutions LLC (NMLS #212430). One American Bank and Earnest LLC and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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Education Loan Finance ("ELFI") Private Student Loans Disclosures

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* The interest rate and monthly payment for variable rate loans may increase after closing. Your actual interest rate may be different from the rates shown above and will be based on the term of your loan, your financial history, and other factors, including your cosigner’s (if any) financial history. For example, a 10 year loan with a fixed rate of 6% would have 120 payments of $11.00 per $1,000 borrowed. Education Loan Finance Parent Loans are limited to a maximum of the 10-year term.


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Funding U Private Student Loans Disclosures

New student loans of $3,001 up to $15,000 per school year will be granted to residents of eligible states enrolled as undergraduates in bachelor’s degree or equivalent- granting programs at eligible schools.
 
Funding U offers fixed interest rate loans, without a cosigner, to students who are serious about their academic success and post-grad career. Eligibility is determined by several factors, including: school graduation rate, class hours completed, estimated graduation date, academic record, major; employment or internship experience; and, other academic and non-academic activities that demonstrate the borrower is working hard towards academic and professional goals and is on track to be able to repay debt accrued. 
 
Eligibility is also limited by state of permanent residence. Terms and conditions vary by state. Not all loans are available in all states.  Loan amounts available may vary by state.
 
DISBURSEMENT All Loan proceeds will be sent to the student borrower’s school around the time classes begin, on the date your school prefers. Funding U will require documentation to verify your registration and certify your loan need prior to disbursement.  Your school must also certify your loan need. Your loan may be adjusted based upon the amount of need certified by your school.  
 
REPAYMENT TERMS New Undergraduate loans for the 2021-2022 school year will have an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 7.49% to 12.99%. All loans have a fixed interest rate range of 7.49%* to 12.99% (before consideration of ACH discount). There is no origination fee. Interest accrues while students are in school.
 
In-school partial payments: Students may choose either $20 monthly as a “Fixed Payment” while enrolled in school or “Interest Only” payments. These payments will be reported to credit agencies like other student loans.  All loans have a 10-year repayment term (paid monthly over 120 months starting 6 months after graduation). Both In-School payment options may not be available in all states.  Student’s electing to make Interest-Only payments will receive a 0.5% interest rate discount.
 
PREPAYMENT PENALTIES There is no prepayment penalty on your loan.
 
Additional details, terms & conditions will be included in each loan offer.
 
*The lowest rate shown is available only to juniors & seniors with outstanding academic performance and is not typical of the rates offered to most borrowers. Your actual rate will depend on creditworthiness and other factors, such as your school year and GPA

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LendKey Disclosures

1 - Tax Deductible Interest Payments

The deduction is generally the smaller of $2,500 or the interest you paid in the calendar year. Please consult with a tax expert to understand if this option may be available to you.

2 - Cosigner Release

In order to qualify, the borrower, alone, must meet the lender's credit criteria, and the borrower's loan account must be and remain current up until the lender's decision to release the cosigner has been made.

3 - Autopay Rate Reduction

Subject to floor rate. The rate reduction will be removed and the rate will be increased by 0.25% upon any cancellation or failed collection attempt of the automatic payment and will be suspended during any period of deferment or forbearance. As a result, during the forbearance or suspension period, and/or if the automatic payment is cancelled, any increase will take the form of higher payments..

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SoFi Private Student Loans Disclosures

UNDERGRADUATE LOANS:Fixed rates from 3.22% to 11.16% annual percentage rate ("APR") (with autopay), variable rates from 1.10% to 11.68% APR (with autopay). GRADUATE LOANS: Fixed rates from 4.13% to 11.06% APR (with autopay), variable rates from 1.95% to 11.58% APR (with autopay). PARENT LOANS: Fixed rates from 4.23% to 11.16% APR (with autopay), variable rates from 1.30% to 11.68% APR (with autopay). For the SoFi variable-rate product, the variable interest rate for a given month is derived by adding a margin to the 30-day average SOFR index, published two business days preceding such calendar month, rounded up to the nearest one hundredth of one percent (0.01% or 0.0001). APRs for variable-rate loans may increase after origination if the SOFR index increases. Interest rates for variable rate loans are capped at 13.95%, unless required to be lower to comply with applicable law. Lowest rates are reserved for the most creditworthy borrowers. If approved for a loan, the interest rate offered will depend on your creditworthiness, the repayment option you select, the term and amount of the loan and other factors, and will be within the ranges of rates listed above. The SoFi 0.25% autopay interest rate reduction requires you to agree to make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic monthly deduction from a savings or checking account. The benefit will discontinue and be lost for periods in which you do not pay by automatic deduction from a savings or checking account. Information current as of 02/14/2022. Enrolling in autopay is not required to receive a loan from SoFi. Loans originated by SoFi Lending Corp. or an affiliate (dba SoFi), licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation under the California Financing Law License No. 6054612. NMLS #1121636 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org).

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CommonBond Disclaimers:

View CommonBond's eligibility requirements, and terms & conditions here.

REFINANCE:
Offered terms are subject to change and state law restriction. Loans are offered by CommonBond Lending, LLC (NMLS # 1175900), NMLS Consumer Access. If you are approved for a loan, the interest rate offered will depend on your credit profile, your application, the loan term selected and will be within the ranges of rates shown. If you choose to complete an application, we will conduct a hard credit pull, which may affect your credit score. All Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) displayed assume borrowers enroll in auto pay and account for the 0.25% reduction in interest rate. All variable rates are based on a 1-month LIBOR assumption of 0.15% effective Oct 10, 2020 and may increase after consummation.

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Earnest Disclaimers:

Student Loan Refinance (SLR) Interest Rate Disclosure: 

Actual rate and available repayment terms will vary based on your income. Fixed rates range from 2.69% APR to 8.24% APR (excludes 0.25% Auto Pay discount). Variable rates range from 1.99% APR to 8.24% APR (excludes 0.25% Auto Pay discount). Earnest variable interest rate student loan refinance loans are based on a publicly available index, the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The variable rate is based on the rate published on the 25th day, or the next business day, of the preceding calendar month, rounded to the nearest hundredth of a percent. The rate will not increase more than once per month. The maximum rate for your loan is 8.95% if your loan term is 10 years or less. For loan terms of more than 10 years to 15 years, the interest rate will never exceed 9.95%. For loan terms over 15 years, the interest rate will never exceed 11.95%. Please note, we are not able to offer variable rate loans in AK, IL, MN, NH, OH, TN, and TX.

You can take advantage of the Auto Pay interest rate reduction by setting up and maintaining active and automatic ACH withdrawal of your loan payment. The interest rate reduction for Auto Pay will be available only while your loan is enrolled in Auto Pay. Interest rate incentives for utilizing Auto Pay may not be combined with certain private student loan repayment programs that also offer an interest rate reduction. For multi-party loans, only one party may enroll in Auto Pay.

Earnest clients may skip one payment every 12 months. Your first request to skip a payment can be made once you’ve made at least 6 months of consecutive on-time payments, and your loan is in good standing. The interest accrued during the skipped month will result in an increase in your remaining minimum payment. The final payoff date on your loan will be extended by the length of the skipped payment periods. Please be aware that a skipped payment does count toward the forbearance limits. Please note that skipping a payment is not guaranteed and is at Earnest’s discretion. Your monthly payment and total loan cost may increase as a result of postponing your payment and extending your term.

Earnest Loans are made by Earnest Operations LLC or One American Bank, Member FDIC. Earnest Operations LLC, NMLS #1204917. 535 Mission St., Suite 1663, San Francisco, CA 94105. California Financing Law License 6054788. Visit earnest.com/licenses for a full list of licensed states. For California residents (Student Loan Refinance Only): Loans will be arranged or made pursuant to a California Financing Law License.

One American Bank, 515 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Earnest loans are serviced by Earnest Operations LLC with support from Navient Solutions LLC (NMLS #212430). One American Bank and Earnest LLC and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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LendKey Disclosures:

View LendKey's rates, eligibility requirements, and terms & conditions here.

Student Loan Refinancing

1 – Terms and Conditions Apply

Refinancing via LendKey.com is only available for applicants with qualified private education loans from an eligible institution. Loans that were used for exam preparation classes, including, but not limited to, loans for LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and GRE preparation, are not eligible for refinancing with a lender via LendKey.com. If you currently have any of these exam preparation loans, you should not include them in an application to refinance your student loans on this website. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents in an eligible state to qualify for a loan. Certain membership requirements (including the opening of a share account and any applicable association fees in connection with membership) may apply in the event that an applicant wishes to accept a loan offer from a credit union lender. Lenders participating on LendKey.com reserve the right to modify or discontinue the products, terms, and benefits offered on this website at any time without notice. LendKey Technologies, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor does it endorse, any educational institution.

2 – Conditional Offers

In the event that you would like to move forward with any of the conditional offers, you will be required to complete an application with the lender on this website, at which point a hard credit inquiry will be conducted (which may affect your credit score).

3 – Savings Example

Total Savings Option
The average total savings was calculated by subtracting the estimated lifetime cost of the borrowers’ student loans refinanced with a lender via LendKey’s platform between 1/1/16 and 9/30/2016 from the estimated lifetime cost of the borrowers’ existing student loans they had prior to refinancing. The following assumptions were used in the calculation: (1) the borrowers make on-time payments of all amounts that are due; (2) the interest rate remains static (Note: variable interest rates may move lower or higher throughout the loan term); and (3) the loans are not prepaid. The calculation excludes: (1) loans in which the loan term selected for the refinancing is longer than the term of the prior loan term; and (2) loans where the information we have is incomplete or inaccurate, including loans where the indicated monthly payment would not pay off the loan balance by the end of the loan term.

Monthly Savings
The average monthly savings was calculated by subtracting the estimated monthly payment of the borrowers’ student loans refinanced with a lender via LendKey’s platform between 1/1/16 and 9/30/2016 from the sum of monthly payments of the borrower’s existing student loans they had prior to refinancing. The following assumptions were used in the calculation: (1) the borrowers make on-time payments of all amounts that are due; (2) the interest rate remains static (Note: variable interest rates may move lower or higher throughout the loan term); and (3) the loans are not prepaid. The calculation excludes: (1) loans in which the loan term selected for the refinancing is the same or shorter than the term of the prior loan; and (2) loans where the information we have is incomplete or inaccurate, including loans where the indicated monthly payment would not pay off the loan balance by the end of the loan term.

4 – AutoPay Discount

Subject to floor rate and may require the automatic payments be made from a checking or savings account with the lender. The rate reduction will be removed and the rate will be increased by 0.25% upon any cancellation or failed collection attempt of the automatic payment and will be suspended during any period of deferment or forbearance. As a result, during the forbearance or suspension period, and/or if the automatic payment is canceled, any increase will take the form of higher payments.

5 – Important Notice Regarding the Refinancing Of Your Federal Student Loans

Please be aware that you may potentially lose certain benefits associated with your federal student loans by refinancing such federal loans with a private student loan consolidation. These benefits may include favorable repayment options, loan and fixed interest rates, extended loan terms, and loan forgiveness. We strongly advise that you seek professional advice and examine our benefits and options before refinancing your federal loans. It is important to us that you are comfortable with potentially forfeiting benefits that may not be offered through our consolidation loan.

6 – Promotional Bonuses

If you were offered a bonus in connection with a promotional offer, your application must be initiated through this page immediately following the email, direct mail or banner advertisement in which the offer was presented. The offered promotional bonus will be provided within six weeks of loan disbursement. You must have a PayPal account in order to receive the bonus. The bonus is non-transferable and no other reward will be substituted.

*  Acorns® Member Bonus: $100 deposited into new borrower’s Acorns account within 8 weeks of loan funding. Not redeemable for cash and non-transferable.

7 – Cosigner Release

Some lenders participating on LendKey.com may offer the benefit of cosigner release. Cosigner release is subject to lender approval. In order to qualify, the borrower, alone, must meet the following requirements: (1) Make the required number of consecutive, on-time full principal and interest payments as indicated in the borrower’s credit agreement during the repayment period (excluding interest-only payments) immediately prior to the request. Any period of forbearance will reset the repayment clock; (2) The account cannot be in delinquent status; (3) The borrower must provide proof of income indicating that he/she meets the income requirements and pass a credit review demonstrating that he/she has a satisfactory credit history and the ability to assume full responsibility of loan repayment; (4) No bankruptcies or foreclosures in the last sixty months; and (5) No loan defaults.

8 – Calculator

The calculator above provides estimates based on the information provided and is for illustrative purposes only. Actual estimated payments can only be determined after you apply and provide all necessary documentation for review. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regard to your individual circumstances. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding your specific financial situation.

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Nelnet Bank Disclosures & Disclaimers:

Fixed interest rates range from 3.49% APR (with auto debit discount) to 7.44% APR (without auto debit discount). Your interest rate will depend on your (and if applicable, your cosigner’s) credit qualifications. The fixed interest rate will remain the same for the life of the loan.

Variable interest rates range from 2.69% APR (with auto debit discount) to 9.20% APR (without auto debit discount). Your interest rate will depend on your (and if applicable, your cosigner’s) credit qualifications. Variable rates may increase after consummation. Variable rates for Nelnet Bank Refinance Loans are calculated as the One-Month SOFR plus the applicable Margin percentage. Variable rates will be based on the highest One-Month SOFR as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and/or the Wall Street Journal “Money Rates” table on the twenty-fifth day (or the next business day) of the immediately preceding calendar month. The variable rate may change on the first day of each month if the SOFR index changes. This may result in higher monthly payments. The current One-Month SOFR index is 0.67% as of May 13, 2022.

The lowest rate for each loan type requires automatically withdrawn (“auto debit”) payment. The lowest rate is available only to the most creditworthy applicants. Not all borrowers will receive the lowest rate. The interest rate and Annual Percentage Rate (APR) may be higher depending upon (1) the credit history of the borrower and, if applicable, the cosigner, (2) the repayment option and loan term selected, (3) the loan type selected, and (4) the highest level of education attained. If approved, applicants will be notified of the rate qualified for within the stated range.


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SoFi Disclosures & Disclaimers:

View SoFi rates, eligibility requirements, and FULL terms & conditions here.

Fixed rates range from 2.74% APR to 8.02% APR with a 0.25% autopay discount. Variable rates from 1.74% APR to 8.02% APR with a 0.25% autopay discount. Unless required to be lower to comply with applicable law, Variable Interest rates on 5-, 7-, and 10-year terms are capped at 8.95% APR; 15- and 20-year terms are capped at 9.95% APR. Your actual rate will be within the range of rates listed above and will depend on the term you select, evaluation of your creditworthiness, income, presence of a co-signer and a variety of other factors. Lowest rates reserved for the most creditworthy borrowers. For the SoFi variable-rate product, the variable interest rate for a given month is derived by adding a margin to the 30-day average SOFR index, published two business days preceding such calendar month, rounded up to the nearest one hundredth of one percent (0.01% or 0.0001). APRs for variable-rate loans may increase after origination if the SOFR index increases. The SoFi 0.25% autopay interest rate reduction requires you to agree to make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic monthly deduction from a savings or checking account. This benefit will discontinue and be lost for periods in which you do not pay by automatic deduction from a savings or checking account. The benefit lowers your interest rate but does not change the amount of your monthly payment. This benefit is suspended during periods of deferment and forbearance. Autopay is not required to receive a loan from SoFi.

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Nitro Advertiser Disclosures:

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