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Interest rates

Rate Information

So that you can make an informed decision prior to application, we are pleased to provide the following rate information regarding our private education line of credit. Please note the following is a summary and the documents and disclosures you receive will provide your actual interest rate.

 

Index + Margin = Your Rate

 

Domestic Students

The Annual Percentage Rate (APR)1 for our private education line of credit is determined by using the Prime index plus a margin.

 

The current offered rate is between 5.75% and 8.75%APR2 for borrowers only. Please note, this line of credit is subject to a floor rate APR of 5.00%. The floor rate is in effect if the index plus margin is below the stated floor rate.3
 

We are very proud of the value we are creating for our members with our private education lending solutions, as compared to the typical private or 'alternative' student loans found in today's market. As always, we encourage you to shop around and compare private loan product terms and rates. Remember, the Student Choice program has no origination fees, and there is no obligation to take the loan once you apply and have been approved.

 

 

  1. APR = Annual Percentage Rate
  2. Your interest rate is variable and will change based on changes in an index chosen by Star One Credit Union. The index is Prime, as published in The Wall Street Journal (“Index”). If the Index becomes unavailable during the term of this account, the credit union may substitute a new index after notice to you. The interest rate will be adjusted quarterly, based on a historical index chosen by the credit union. This quarterly adjustment will occur upon no less than forty-five (45) days written notice to you. Any increase in the index rate will increase the APR and the amount of your monthly payment.
  3. As of October 1st, 2017, the Prime rate used will be 4.25%. The margin for the line of credit currently ranges between 2.25% and 5.25% depending on the borrower/co-borrower's credit score at the time of application. This margin is added to the index rate to determine the interest rate. There is a 'floor' rate for the undergraduate line of credit; meaning that your interest rate will never fall below the stated floor rate as disclosed upon approval. The 'floor' rate APR for the private education line of credit is currently 5.00%.
  4. Once your line of credit is disbursed, the current Index margin is used for the purpose of assessing and tracking accruing interest. Please note that the interest rate, and any subsequent rate change, applies to the entire balance on the line of credit.
  5. All loans subject to approval and restrictions may apply. Star One Credit Union reserves the right to change rates for new applications at any time and without notice.

 

International Students

The Annual Percentage Rate (APR)1 for our private education line of credit is determined by using the Prime index plus a margin.

 

The current offered rate is between 7.25% and 7.75%APR2. Please note, this line of credit is subject to a floor rate APR of 5.00%. The floor rate is in effect if the index plus margin is below the stated floor rate.3

Please note that you can lower your rate by 0.50% by having a qualified co-borrower. You can also earn an additional 0.25% rate discount by making automatic electronic payments during your repayment period.4
 

We are very proud of the value we are creating for our members with our private education lending solutions, as compared to the typical private or 'alternative' student loans found in today's market. As always, we encourage you to shop around and compare private loan product terms and rates. Remember, the Student Choice program has no origination fees, and there is no obligation to take the loan once you apply and have been approved.

 

 

  1. APR = Annual Percentage Rate
  2. Your interest rate is variable and will change based on changes in an index chosen by Star One Credit Union. The index is Prime, as published in The Wall Street Journal (“Index”). If the Index becomes unavailable during the term of this account, the credit union may substitute a new index after notice to you. The interest rate will be adjusted quarterly, based on a historical index chosen by the credit union. This quarterly adjustment will occur upon no less than forty-five (45) days written notice to you. Any increase in the index rate will increase the APR and the amount of your monthly payment.
  3. As of October 1st, 2017, the Prime rate used will be 4.25%. The margin for the line of credit currently ranges between 3.00% and 3.50% depending on the borrower/co-borrower's credit score at the time of application. This margin is added to the index rate to determine the interest rate. There is a 'floor' rate for the undergraduate line of credit; meaning that your interest rate will never fall below the stated floor rate as disclosed upon approval. The 'floor' rate APR for the private education line of credit is currently 5.00%.
  4. If your line of credit is subject to a floor rate (also known as a minimum interest rate) as specified in your promissory note, your rate will never be less than the floor rate.
  5. Once your line of credit is disbursed, the current Index margin is used for the purpose of assessing and tracking accruing interest. Please note that the interest rate, and any subsequent rate change, applies to the entire balance on the line of credit.
  6. All loans subject to approval and restrictions may apply. Star One Credit Union reserves the right to change rates for new applications at any time and without notice.
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