Lender Loan Disclosures

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Sallie Mae® Student Loans Disclosures

1  Click here and go to the Smart Option Student Loans section for important information.  Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount. Smart Option Student Loan for undergraduate students have variable rates that start from 3.37% APR to 10.75% APR and fixed rates that range from 4.74% APR to 11.35% APR. Variable rates may increase over the life of the loan.

2  Click here and go to the Sallie Mae Parent Loan section for important information. Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount. Sallie Mae Parent Loans have variable rates that start from 5.62% APR to 12.24% APR and fixed rates from 5.49% APR to 12.87% APR. Variable rates may increase over the life of the loan.

3  This repayment example is based on a typical Smart Option Student Loan made to a freshman borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 8.44% fixed APR. It works out to 51 payments of $25.00, 119 payments of $156.04 and one payment of $118.97, for a Total Loan Cost of $19,962.73.

4  This repayment example is based on a typical Parent Loan made to a borrower (on behalf of a freshman student) who chooses a fixed rate and the Principal and Interest Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 9.50% variable APR. It works out to 4 payments of $64.95, 115 payments of $131.25, and one payment of $94.39, for a Total Loan Cost of $15,447.94.

 Available for loans used to pay qualified higher education expenses at a degree-granting institution. Graduated Repayment Period (GRP) allows interest-only payments for 12 billing periods after principal and interest repayment begins. At the time of GRP request, the loan must be current (not past due). Customers may request GRP during the six billing periods before and the 12 billing periods immediately after the loan first enters principal and interest repayment. GRP does not extend the loan term. GRP increases the Total Loan Cost and monthly payments after the GRP will be higher than they would have been without it.

 Although we do not charge you a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as provided in your promissory note: First to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to the Current Principal.

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 August 2, 2019.

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 Student Loans are funded by Richland State Bank (RSB), Member FDIC. Loan products may not be available in certain jurisdictions. Certain restrictions, limitations and terms and conditions may apply. For Ascent Terms and Conditions please visit: www.AscentStudentLoans.com/Ts&Cs

Rates are effective as of 07/01/2019 and include a 0.25% discount applied when a borrower in repayment elects automatic debit payments via their personal checking account. For Ascent rates and repayment examples please visit: www:AscentStudentLoans.com/Rates

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Citizens One Student Loans Disclosures

1. Student Loan Rate Disclosure: Variable rate, based on the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") published in The Wall Street Journal on the twenty-fifth day, or the next business day, of the preceding calendar month. As of August 1, 2019, the one-month LIBOR rate is 2.26%. Variable interest rates range from 3.29% - 11.62% (3.29% - 11.47% APR) and will fluctuate over the term of the loan with changes in the LIBOR rate, and will vary based on applicable terms, chosen discipline and presence of a co-signer. Fixed interest rates range from 4.40% - 12.19% (4.40% - 12.04% APR) and will vary based on applicable terms, chosen discipline and presence of a co-signer. Lowest rates shown requires application with a co-signer, are for eligible applicants, require a 5-year repayment term, borrower making scheduled payments while in school and include our Loyalty and Automatic Payment discounts of 0.25 percentage points each, as outlined in the Loyalty Discount and Automatic Payment Discount disclosures. Subject to additional terms and conditions, and rates are subject to change at any time without notice. Such changes will only apply to applications taken after the effective date of change. Please note: Due to federal regulations, Citizens One is required to provide every potential borrower with disclosure information before they apply for a private student loan. The borrower will be presented with an Application Disclosure and an Approval Disclosure within the application process before they accept the terms and conditions of the loan.

Citizens One: Loyalty, Automatic Payment and Co-signer release disclosures

2. Loyalty Discount Disclosure: The borrower will be eligible for a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction on their loan if the borrower or their co-signer (if applicable) has a qualifying account in existence with us at the time the borrower and their co-signer (if applicable) have submitted a completed application authorizing us to review their credit request for the loan. The following are qualifying accounts: any checking account, savings account, money market account, certificate of deposit, automobile loan, home equity loan, home equity line of credit, mortgage, credit card account, or other student loans owned by Citizens Bank, N.A. Please note, our checking and savings account options are only available in the following states: CT, DE, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and VT and some products may have an associated cost. This discount will be reflected in the interest rate disclosed in the Loan Approval Disclosure that will be provided to the borrower once the loan is approved. Limit of one Loyalty Discount per loan and discount will not be applied to prior loans. The Loyalty Discount will remain in effect for the life of the loan.

3. Automatic Payment Discount Disclosure: Borrowers will be eligible to receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction on their student loans owned by Citizens Bank, N.A. during such time as payments are required to be made and our loan servicer is authorized to automatically deduct payments each month from any bank account the borrower designates. Discount is not available when payments are not due, such as during forbearance. If our loan servicer is unable to successfully withdraw the automatic deductions from the designated account three or more times within any 12-month period, the borrower will no longer be eligible for this discount.

4.Co-signer Release: Borrowers may apply for co-signer release after making 36 consecutive on-time payments of principal and interest. For the purpose of the application for co-signer release, on-time payments are defined as payments received within 15 days of the due date. Interest only payments do not qualify. The borrower must meet certain credit and eligibility guidelines when applying for the co-signer release. Borrowers must complete an application for release and provide income verification documents as part of the review. Borrowers who use deferment or forbearance will need to make 36 consecutive on-time payments after reentering repayment to qualify for release. The borrower applying for co-signer release must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If an application for co-signer release is denied, the borrower may not reapply for co-signer release until at least one year from the date the application for co-signer release was received. Terms and conditions apply.

5.  Citizens One Parent Loan Rate Disclosure: Variable rate, based on the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") published in The Wall Street Journal on the twenty-fifth day, or the next business day, of the
preceding calendar month. As of August 1, 2019, the one-month LIBOR rate is 2.26%Variable interest rates range from 4.91%-8.05% (4.91%-8.05% APR) and will fluctuate over the term of the loan with changes in the LIBOR rate, and will vary based on applicable terms. Fixed interest rates range from 5.48%-8.52% (5.48%-8.52% APR) based on applicable terms. Lowest rates shown are for eligible applicants, require a 5-year repayment term and include our Loyalty and Automatic Payment discounts of 0.25 percentage points each, as outlined in the Loyalty Discount and Automatic Payment Discount disclosures. Subject to additional terms and conditions, and rates are subject to change at any time without notice. Such changes will only apply to applications taken after the effective date of change. Please note: Due to federal regulations, Citizens One is required to provide every potential borrower with disclosure information before they apply for a private student loan. The borrower will be presented with an Application Disclosure and an Approval Disclosure within the application process before they accept the terms and conditions of
 loan.

6. Citizens One Student Loan Eligibility: Borrowers must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-granting program at an eligible institution. Borrowers must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or an international borrower/eligible non-citizen with a creditworthy U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer. For borrowers who have not attained the age of majority in their state of residence, a co-signer is required. Citizens One reserves the right to modify eligibility criteria at anytime. Interest rate ranges subject to change. Citizens One Student Loans private student loans are subject to credit qualification, completion of a loan application/consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, and if applicable, self-certification form, school certification of the loan amount, and student’s enrollment at a Citizens One Student Loans-participating school.

Please Note: International Students are not eligible for the multi-year approval feature.

7. Citizens One Student Loan for Parents Eligibility: Borrowers must be a creditworthy U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the U.S. and must have attained the age of majority in their state of residence. The student whose education expenses will be paid for with the loan proceeds must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree granting program at a Citizens One Student Loans-participating school. Citizens One reserves the right to modify eligibility criteria at anytime. Interest rate ranges subject to change. Citizens One Student Loans are subject to credit qualification, completion of a loan application/consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, and if applicable, school certification of the loan amount, and student’s enrollment at a Citizens One Student Loans-participating school.

8. Multi-year Approval funds available for future use are subject to a soft credit inquiry at time of your next request to verify continued eligibility. After we make the initial Loan to you, we may refuse to allow you to take out additional loans under the multi-year approval feature, terms and conditions will be outlined in your promissory note.

9. Aggregate limits up to $350,000 for MD, DMD/DDS, OD, DO, PDM, and DVM degrees. Aggregate limits up to $180,000 for cardiac perfusion, chiropractic, cytotechnology, nurse practitioner, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant degrees.

10. STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT: Student borrowers can make full payments or pay interest only while in school, or defer payments until after graduation (interest continues to accrue during deferment periods).

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College Ave Disclosures

College Ave Student Loans products are made available through either Firstrust Bank, member FDIC or M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, member FDIC. All loans are subject to individual approval and adherence to underwriting guidelines. Program restrictions, other terms, and conditions apply.

1. All rates shown include the auto-pay discount. The 0.25% auto-pay interest rate reduction applies as long as a valid bank account is designated for required monthly payments. Variable rates may increase after consummation.

2. As certified by your school and less any other financial aid you might receive. Minimum $1,000.

(3)This informational repayment example uses typical loan terms for a freshman borrower who selects the Deferred Repayment Option with a 10-year repayment term, has a $10,000 loan that is disbursed in one disbursement and a 8.35% fixed Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”): 120 monthly payments of $179.18 while in the repayment period, for a total amount of payments of $21,501.54. Loans will never have a full principal and interest monthly payment of less than $50. Your actual rates and repayment terms may vary.

(3)This informational repayment example uses typical loan terms for a first year graduate student borrower who selects the Deferred Repayment Option with a 10-year repayment term, has a $10,000 loan that is disbursed in one disbursement and a 7.10% fixed Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”): 120 monthly payments of $141.66 while in the repayment period, for a total amount of payments of $16,699.21. Loans will never have a full principal and interest monthly payment of less than $50. Your actual rates and repayment terms may vary.

(3)This informational repayment example uses typical loan terms for a parent borrower who selects the Full Principal & Interest Repayment Option with a 10-year repayment term, has a $10,000 loan that is disbursed in one disbursement and a 7.49% fixed Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”): 120 monthly payments of $118.65 while in the repayment period, for a total amount of payments of $ $14,237.95. Loans will never have a full principal and interest monthly payment of less than $50. Your actual rates and repayment terms may vary.

Information advertised valid as of 7/1/2019. Variable interest rates may increase after consummation.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) THIS LOAN PROGRAM AND ITS ASSOCIATED SERVICES AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK WWW.COLLEGEAVESTUDENTLOANS.COM FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.

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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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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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CommonBond Private Student Loans Disclosures

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Citizens One Student Loans Disclaimer

Estimated average savings amount is based on 14,659 Education Refinance Loan customers who saved on loans between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.  The calculation is derived by averaging monthly savings across Education Refinance Loan customers whose payment amounts decreased after refinancing, calculated by taking the monthly payment prior to refinancing minus the monthly payment after refinancing. We excluded monthly savings from customers that exceeded $4,375 and were lower than $20  to minimize risk of data error skewing the savings amounts. Savings will vary based on interest rates, balances and remaining repayment term of loans to be refinanced.  Borrower’s overall repayment amount may be higher than the loans they are refinancing even if monthly payments are lower.

** Compare the benefits and repayment options available on your federal student loans to the benefits of the new loan. Federal student loans offer certain benefits that private student loans may not. When you refinance, you waive any current and potential future benefits of your Federal loans and replace those with the benefits of the Education Refinance Loan.

1. Education Refinance Loan Rate Disclosure:  Variable rate, based on the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") published in The Wall Street Journal on the twenty-fifth day, or the next business day, of the preceding calendar month. As of August 1, 2019, the one-month LIBOR rate is 2.26%. Variable interest rates range from 2.46% - 9.24% (2.46% - 9.24% APR) and will fluctuate over the term of the borrower’s loan with changes in the LIBOR rate, and will vary based on applicable terms, level of degree earned and presence of a co-signer. Fixed interest rates range from 3.45% - 9.62% (3.45% - 9.62% APR) based on applicable terms, level of degree earned and presence of a co-signer. Lowest rates shown are for eligible, creditworthy applicants with a graduate level
degree, require a 5-year repayment term and include our Loyalty discount and Automatic Payment discounts of
0.25 percentage points each, as outlined in the Loyalty and Automatic Payment Discount disclosures. The maximum variable rate on the Education Refinance Loan is the greater of 21.00% or Prime Rate plus 9.00%. Subject to additional terms and conditions, and rates are subject to change at any time without notice. Such changes will only apply to applications taken after the effective date of change. Please note: Due to federal regulations, Citizens One is required to provide every potential borrower with disclosure information before they apply for a private student loan. The borrower will be presented with an Application Disclosure and an Approval Disclosure within the application process before they accept the terms and conditions of their loan.

2. Loyalty Discount Disclosure: The borrower will be eligible for a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction on their loan if the borrower or their co-signer (if applicable) has a qualifying account in existence with us at the time the borrower and their co-signer (if applicable) have submitted a completed application authorizing us to review their credit request for the loan. The following are qualifying accounts: any checking account, savings account, money market account, certificate of deposit, automobile loan, home equity loan, home equity line of credit, mortgage, credit card account, or other student loans owned by Citizens Bank, N.A. Please note, our checking and savings account options are only available in the following states: CT, DE, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, and VT and some products may have an associated cost. This discount will be reflected in the interest rate disclosed in the Loan Approval Disclosure that will be provided to the borrower once the loan is approved. Limit of one Loyalty Discount per loan and discount will not be applied to prior loans. The Loyalty Discount will remain in effect for the life of the loan.

3. Automatic Payment Disclosure: Borrowers will be eligible to receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction on their student loans owned by Citizens Bank, N.A. during such time as payments are required to be made and our loan servicer is authorized to automatically deduct payments each month from any bank account the borrower designates. Discount is not available when payments are not due, such as during forbearance. If our loan servicer is unable to successfully withdraw the automatic deductions from the designated account three or more times within any 12-month period, the borrower will no longer be eligible for this discount.

4) Co-signer Release: Borrowers may apply for co-signer release after making 36 consecutive on-time payments of principal and interest. For the purpose of the application for co-signer release, on-time payments are defined as payments received within 15 days of the due date. Interest only payments do not qualify. The borrower must meet certain credit and eligibility guidelines when applying for the co-signer release. Borrowers must complete an application for release and provide income verification documents as part of the review. Borrowers who use deferment or forbearance will need to make 36 consecutive on-time payments after reentering repayment to qualify for release. The borrower applying for co-signer release must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If an application for co-signer release is denied, the borrower may not reapply for co-signer release until at least one year from the date the application for co-signer release was received. Terms and conditions apply.

5) Citizens One Education Refinance Loan Eligibility: Eligible applicants may not be currently enrolled, must be in repayment of their existing student loan(s) and must make the minimum number of payments after leaving school.  Qualifying payments are the most recent on time and consecutive payments of principal and interest on the loans being refinanced.  Primary borrowers must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or resident alien with a valid U.S. Social Security Number residing in the United States. Resident aliens must apply with a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The co-signer (if applicable) must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid U.S. Social Security Number residing in the United States. For applicants who have not attained the age of majority in their state of residence, a co-signer will be required. Citizens One reserves the right to modify eligibility criteria at anytime. Interest rate ranges subject to change. Education Refinance Loans are subject to credit qualification, completion of a loan application/consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, certification of borrower’s student loan amount(s) and highest degree earned.

Rates and offers subject to change.  All loans and services subject to individual approval.  Citizens One and Citizens One Student Loans are brand names of Citizens Bank, N.A.

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College Ave Disclosures

"College Ave Student Loans products are made available through either Firstrust Bank, member FDIC or M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, member FDIC. All loans are subject to individual approval and adherence to underwriting guidelines. Program restrictions, other terms, and conditions apply.

(1)The 0.25% auto-pay interest rate reduction applies as long as the borrower or cosigner, if applicable, enrolls in auto-pay and authorizes our loan servicer to automatically deduct your monthly payments from a valid bank account via Automated Clearing House (“ACH”). The rate reduction applies for as long as the monthly payment amount is successfully deducted from the designated bank account and is suspended during periods of forbearance and certain deferments. Variable rates may increase after consummation.

(2)This informational repayment example uses typical loan terms for a refi borrower who selects the Full Principal & Interest Repayment Option with a 10-year repayment term, has a $40,000 loan and a 5.5% Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”): 120 monthly payments of $434.11 while in the repayment period, for a total amount of payments of $52,092.61. Loans will never have a full principal and interest monthly payment of less than $50. Your actual rates and repayment terms may vary.

(3)$5,000 is the minimum requirement to refinance. The maximum loan amount is $250,000 for those with medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary doctorate degrees, and $150,000 for all other undergraduate or graduate degrees."



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Earnest Disclaimers:

 To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen or possess a 10-year (non-conditional) Permanent Resident Card, reside in a state Earnest lends in, and satisfy our minimum eligibility criteria. You may find more information on loan eligibility here: https://www.earnest.com/eligibility. Not all applicants will be approved for a loan, and not all applicants qualify for the lowest rate. Approval and interest rate depend on the review of a complete application.

Earnest's fixed rate loan rates range from 3.89% APR (with autopay) to 6.32% APR (with autopay). Variable rate loan rates range from 2.47% APR (with autopay) to 5.87% APR (with autopay). For variable rate loans, although the interest rate will vary after you are approved, the interest rate will never exceed 8.95% for loan terms of 10 years or less. For loan terms of 10 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% (the maximum rates for these loans). Earnest variable interest rate loans are based on a publicly available index, the one month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). The rate will not increase more than once per month. Earnest rate ranges are current as of 9/6/2018 and are subject to change based on market conditions and borrower eligibility.

Autopay Discount: If you make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic, monthly deduction from a savings or checking account, your rate will be reduced by one quarter of one percent (0.25%) for so long as you continue to make automatic, electronic monthly payments. This benefit is suspended during periods of deferment and forbearance.

The information provided on this page is updated as of 09/06/18. Earnest reserves the right to change, pause, or terminate product offerings at any time without notice.

Earnest loans are originated by Earnest Operations LLC. California Finance Lender License 6054788. NMLS # 1204917. Earnest Operations LLC is located at 303 2nd Street, Suite 401N, San Francisco, CA 94107. Terms and Conditions apply. Visit https://www.earnest.com/terms-of-service, e-mail us at hello@earnest.com, or call 888-601-2801 for more information on our student loan refinance product.

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Education Loan Finance Disclosures & Disclaimers:

Attractive Bonus and Referral Programs:

** Limit one $400 cash bonus per referral. Offer available to anyone who refers new customers who refinance their education loans with Education Loan Finance. The new customer will be mailed a $100 cash bonus via check and the referring party will be mailed a $400 cash bonus via check within 6-8 weeks of loan disbursement. A new customer is defined as an individual without an existing Education Loan Finance loan account and who has not held an Education Loan Finance loan account within the past 24 months. The new customer is required to register online at www.elfi.com and refinance a student loan with Education Loan Finance within 90 days of registration. The minimum refinance balance required to refinance with Education Loan Finance and obtain the bonus is $15,000. Offer is subject to change without notice. Employees of SouthEast Bank and its affiliates are not eligible.

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LendKey Disclosures:

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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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Nitro Advertiser Disclosures:

NitroCollege.com is a free website designed to help students and their families evaluate how to responsibly pay for their college education. Before recommending any services we put lenders thru a vetting process that includes: the competitiveness of rates, repayment options and terms, any discounts offered, any fees or penalties to be aware of, responsiveness to customers and applicants, and the lenders overall reputation and history. Nitro is not a lender and is not involved in the private student loan approval process, nor do we make credit related decisions. The lenders profiled on our site are the ones who will issue and approve your private student loan applications. We will sometimes earn a bounty for recommending various products and services to you. Actual interest rates may vary depending on your credit score, income, savings, type of degree, and whether you apply with a cosigner. Here at Nitro we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, but you should always check with individual lenders for current rates, terms, and conditions before applying for private student loans.