Student Loan

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Looking for money for college? Our student loans have got you covered.

A First Unity Bank Collegiate® student loan is designed for undergraduates attending traditional four-year schools to pay for college. Cover up to the cost of education, including tuition, books, computers, or housing (minus other aid).


Benefits:

  1. Students make no payments until six months after leaving school.3
  2. Students can choose to make early payments at any time during school.
  3. No application, origination or late fees, and no penalty for paying off your loan early.
  4. Lower your private student loan interest rates with a qualifying relationship discount.
  5. Cosigner benefit: A cosigner may help you qualify for a student loan and potentially get a lower private student loan interest rates but is not required to apply.

Rates & Discounts:

About Private Student Loan Interest Rates
Should I choose a variable or fixed interest rate?

Variable interest rates can change over time, so if your interest rate goes up, your monthly payment can go up as well. Fixed interest rates are usually higher than variable rates, but the fixed rate stays the same over the life of the loan. Learn more about private student loan interest rates.

How do I know what my interest rate will be?

Your interest rate will be determined by several factors when you apply, most importantly your credit history and that of your cosigner, if applicable.

Your interest rate options will be presented during the application process, at which point you can choose between a specific variable interest rate and specific fixed interest rate.

Rate Discounts

Two great ways to lower your interest rate

  1. Customer Discount: Receive a 0.50% interest rate discount with a Portfolio by First Unity Bank® relationship, a 0.25% interest rate discount with a qualified First Unity Bank consumer checking account, or a 0.25% interest rate discount for a prior or existing First Unity Bank student loan.
  2. Automatic Payment Discount: Receive a 0.25% interest rate discount for enrolling in automatic payments during repayment.

Eligibility:

  1. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an eligible school, seeking a degree, certificate or license. You may qualify even if you are enrolled less than half time.
  2. You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national, or be a permanent resident alien or an international student who is a temporary resident alien or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) individual with a current U.S. address. Permanent and temporary resident aliens must show proper evidence of eligibility. A DACA individual must show proper evidence of deferred action status.
  3. You may need a cosigner, unless you meet credit, employment, and debt-to-income requirements, although a cosigner is not required to apply. For temporary resident aliens and/or DACA individuals, a U.S. citizen or U.S. national, or a permanent resident alien with proper evidence of eligibility must cosign the loan.
When you’re ready to apply, here are a few things you’ll need:
  1. School name, your major, and grade level
  2. Social Security number
  3. Permanent U.S. address
  4. Employment and income information for the borrower and/or cosigner (if applicable)
  5. Cost of attendance and estimated amount of financial assistance you expect to receive

Limits, Fees, & Payments:

Borrow up to your total cost of attendance minus other aid received. The limit for this loan combined with all other education-related debt, including federal loans, is $120,000. The minimum amount you may borrow is $1,000.

Fees

There are no application, origination, or late fees, and no penalty for paying off your loan early.

Payments

No payments until 6 months after you leave school. If you decide to start paying back your loan early, you’ll pay less in interest - reducing your overall cost.