Updated: October 26, 2020

Best Private Student Loan Refinance

Savingforcollege.com evaluates a full range of private student loans and has developed a methodology for ranking them based on a set of objective criteria. Below is our current list of the ten best private student loans for refinancing. Be careful about refinancing federal student loans into private student loans because a private refinance does not have the same benefits as federal loans.

Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
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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 a valid bank account is designated for required monthly payments. Variable rates may increase after consummation.

Information advertised valid as of 9/1/2020. Variable interest rates may increase after consummation.

 

 

3.74% - 8.49%
3.64% - 8.49%
5 years, 8 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.74% - 8.49%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.64% - 8.49%
Terms
5 years, 8 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Current autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
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2.99% - 6.63%
2.00% - 6.66%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 6.63%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.00% - 6.66%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years
Fees
Late fees and Guarantee fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), Customizable payment due date, and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
3.49% - 6.99%
1.87% - 5.87%
10 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.49% - 6.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.87% - 5.87%
Terms
10 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Lending to both Graduates and Non-graduates
Refinance Student Loan Rating
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2.99% - 8.77%
1.98% - 8.55%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 8.77%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.98% - 8.55%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), One-time payment due date change, and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
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2.80% - 6.00%
1.89% - 5.90%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.80% - 6.00%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.89% - 5.90%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), Referral discount ($400), and Customizable payment due date
Refinance Student Loan Rating
3.99% - 9.99%
1.75% - 9.23%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.99% - 9.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.75% - 9.23%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
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The Wells Fargo Private ConsolidationSM loan is subject to completion of a loan application or consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, credit qualification, and a benefit-to-borrower determination.

2.

The payment reduction may come from a lower interest rate, a longer loan term, or a combination of both. By extending the loan term you may pay more in interest over the life of the loan.

3.

Discount eligible during application: You may qualify for a relationship interest rate discount if you or your cosigner (if applicable) have any of the following with Wells Fargo prior to your Final Loan Disclosure being issued:

  • Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking account — 0.50% discount
    Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking accounts: Private Bank Checking, Private Bank Dividend Checking, Private Bank Interest Checking, Wells Fargo Portfolio Checking, Wells Fargo Prime Checking.
  • A qualifying Wells Fargo consumer checking account — 0.25% discount
    Wells Fargo consumer checking accounts: Complete Advantage® Checking, Crown Banking® Checking, Custom Management® Checking, Opportunity Checking®Premium Membership® Checking, Way2Save® Checking, Wells Fargo College Checking®, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking, Wells Fargo Preferred Checking, Wells Fargo At WorkSM Checking.
  • A prior federal or private student loan made by Wells Fargo — 0.25% discount (prior Wachovia federal student loans are not eligible).

Only one qualifying relationship discount will apply. You will receive the applicable discount for the life of the loan.

Discount eligible during repayment: You may qualify for a 0.25% interest rate discount if you set up automatically withdrawn payments (ACH), directly with Wells Fargo Education Financial Services (EFS), from a designated deposit account. This discount does not apply to bill pay or automatic transfers not set up directly with Wells Fargo EFS. If the automatic payment is canceled at any time after repayment begins, the discount will be lost until automatic payment is reinstated. The 0.25% interest rate reduction is effective the day after the first payment is made using automatic withdrawal during the repayment period. Discount helps reduce the amount of interest paid over the life of the loan(s). The automatic payment discount may not change your current payment amount depending on the type of loan(s) you receive, but may reduce the number of payments or reduce the amount of your final payment. ACH payments and discount will discontinue upon entering forbearance periods. Wells Fargo reserves the right to modify or discontinue interest rate discount program(s) for future loans or to discontinue loan programs at any time without notice. For details, including eligibility requirements, visit us at wellsfargo.com/student or call 1-800-658-3567.

4.

The quoted Annual Percentage Rate (APR) with discount includes a customer interest rate discount of 0.25% for having a prior student loan with Wells Fargo or a qualified Wells Fargo consumer checking account and requires a 5-year term. APRs may vary based on terms selected. Repayment term options may include 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20 years based on credit qualifications. (A 20-year repayment term is available when the consolidation loan amount is $50,000 or more). Variable interest rates are based on an Index, plus a margin. The Index is equal to the Prime rate published in The Wall Street Journal. The APR for a variable rate loan may increase during the life of the loan if the Index increases. This may result in higher monthly payments. Rates are current as of 07/15/2020 and subject to change without notice. Wells Fargo reserves the right to change rates, terms, and fees at any time. Your actual APR will depend upon your credit transaction, credit history, and loan term selected and will be determined when a credit decision is made. For questions, please contact us at 1-877-315-7723.

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4.49% - 10.99%
3.25% - 9.49%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
4.49% - 10.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.25% - 9.49%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%-0.50%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
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2.99% - 6.28%
2.25% - 6.28%
5 years to 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 6.28%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.25% - 6.28%
Terms
5 years to 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.125%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Customizable payment due date
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 8.49%
1.99% - 8.24%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 8.49%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.99% - 8.24%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
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  1. Terms and conditions apply. Loan products, terms, and benefits displayed on this website may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Your rate will be determined after a review of your application and credit profile. You must be either a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident in an eligible state, must have graduated from an eligible school, and meet Navy Federal Credit Union's credit and income requirements to qualify for a loan. Additionally, in order to receive a loan from Navy Federal Credit Union, you must be a member of Navy Federal Credit Union. If you are not a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, you must apply and become a member during the loan application process. Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may result in a better chance of loan approval and/or lower interest rate.
  2. If you choose and receive a variable rate loan, your rate may change once a quarter. The variable rate is based on the average of a publicly available index, the 3-month LIBOR, as published in the Wall Street Journal on the first of each month for the last three months immediately preceding the quarterly adjustment date. If the first day of the month is not a business day, the preceding business day will be used. Your rate will be calculated each quarter by adding the 3-month LIBOR to a margin that is assigned to your loan upon loan approval. All loans are subject to an interest rate floor based on term: 5 year: 1.43%, 10 year: 2.99%, 15 year: 3.24% and an interest rate cap of 18.00%.
  3. If you enroll in automatic monthly payments from a personal checking or savings account to pay principal and interest amounts that are due, the rate will be reduced by 0.25%, subject to the floor rate. This 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.
  4. The minimum monthly payment is $50.00 or the unpaid balance of your loan, whichever is less.

3.39% - 12.03%
1.45% - 10.26%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.39% - 12.03%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.45% - 10.26%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Unclear late fee policy
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
Advertising Disclosure
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  1. Terms and conditions apply. Loan products, terms, and benefits displayed on this website may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Your rate will be determined after a review of your application and credit profile. You must be either a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident in an eligible state, must have graduated from an eligible school, and meet Navy Federal Credit Union's credit and income requirements to qualify for a loan. Additionally, in order to receive a loan from Navy Federal Credit Union, you must be a member of Navy Federal Credit Union. If you are not a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, you must apply and become a member during the loan application process. Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may result in a better chance of loan approval and/or lower interest rate.
  2. If you choose and receive a variable rate loan, your rate may change once a quarter. The variable rate is based on the average of a publicly available index, the 3-month LIBOR, as published in the Wall Street Journal on the first of each month for the last three months immediately preceding the quarterly adjustment date. If the first day of the month is not a business day, the preceding business day will be used. Your rate will be calculated each quarter by adding the 3-month LIBOR to a margin that is assigned to your loan upon loan approval. All loans are subject to an interest rate floor based on term: 5 year: 1.43%, 10 year: 2.99%, 15 year: 3.24% and an interest rate cap of 18.00%.
  3. If you enroll in automatic monthly payments from a personal checking or savings account to pay principal and interest amounts that are due, the rate will be reduced by 0.25%, subject to the floor rate. This 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.
  4. The minimum monthly payment is $50.00 or the unpaid balance of your loan, whichever is less.

3.39% - 12.03%
1.45% - 10.26%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.39% - 12.03%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.45% - 10.26%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Unclear late fee policy
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 8.49%
1.99% - 8.24%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 8.49%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.99% - 8.24%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 8.77%
1.98% - 8.55%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 8.77%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.98% - 8.55%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), One-time payment due date change, and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
Advertising Disclosure
×

  1. Terms and conditions apply. Loan products, terms, and benefits displayed on this website may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Your rate will be determined after a review of your application and credit profile. You must be either a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident in an eligible state, must have graduated from an eligible school, and meet Navy Federal Credit Union's credit and income requirements to qualify for a loan. Additionally, in order to receive a loan from Navy Federal Credit Union, you must be a member of Navy Federal Credit Union. If you are not a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, you must apply and become a member during the loan application process. Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may result in a better chance of loan approval and/or lower interest rate.
  2. If you choose and receive a variable rate loan, your rate may change once a quarter. The variable rate is based on the average of a publicly available index, the 3-month LIBOR, as published in the Wall Street Journal on the first of each month for the last three months immediately preceding the quarterly adjustment date. If the first day of the month is not a business day, the preceding business day will be used. Your rate will be calculated each quarter by adding the 3-month LIBOR to a margin that is assigned to your loan upon loan approval. All loans are subject to an interest rate floor based on term: 5 year: 1.43%, 10 year: 2.99%, 15 year: 3.24% and an interest rate cap of 18.00%.
  3. If you enroll in automatic monthly payments from a personal checking or savings account to pay principal and interest amounts that are due, the rate will be reduced by 0.25%, subject to the floor rate. This 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.
  4. The minimum monthly payment is $50.00 or the unpaid balance of your loan, whichever is less.

3.39% - 12.03%
1.45% - 10.26%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.39% - 12.03%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.45% - 10.26%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Unclear late fee policy
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 8.49%
1.99% - 8.24%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 8.49%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.99% - 8.24%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 6.28%
2.25% - 6.28%
5 years to 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 6.28%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.25% - 6.28%
Terms
5 years to 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.125%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Customizable payment due date
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
Advertising Disclosure
×

  1. Terms and conditions apply. Loan products, terms, and benefits displayed on this website may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Your rate will be determined after a review of your application and credit profile. You must be either a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident in an eligible state, must have graduated from an eligible school, and meet Navy Federal Credit Union's credit and income requirements to qualify for a loan. Additionally, in order to receive a loan from Navy Federal Credit Union, you must be a member of Navy Federal Credit Union. If you are not a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, you must apply and become a member during the loan application process. Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may result in a better chance of loan approval and/or lower interest rate.
  2. If you choose and receive a variable rate loan, your rate may change once a quarter. The variable rate is based on the average of a publicly available index, the 3-month LIBOR, as published in the Wall Street Journal on the first of each month for the last three months immediately preceding the quarterly adjustment date. If the first day of the month is not a business day, the preceding business day will be used. Your rate will be calculated each quarter by adding the 3-month LIBOR to a margin that is assigned to your loan upon loan approval. All loans are subject to an interest rate floor based on term: 5 year: 1.43%, 10 year: 2.99%, 15 year: 3.24% and an interest rate cap of 18.00%.
  3. If you enroll in automatic monthly payments from a personal checking or savings account to pay principal and interest amounts that are due, the rate will be reduced by 0.25%, subject to the floor rate. This 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.
  4. The minimum monthly payment is $50.00 or the unpaid balance of your loan, whichever is less.

3.39% - 12.03%
1.45% - 10.26%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.39% - 12.03%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.45% - 10.26%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Unclear late fee policy
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 8.49%
1.99% - 8.24%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 8.49%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.99% - 8.24%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 6.28%
2.25% - 6.28%
5 years to 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 6.28%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.25% - 6.28%
Terms
5 years to 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.125%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Customizable payment due date
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 6.28%
2.25% - 6.28%
5 years to 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 6.28%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.25% - 6.28%
Terms
5 years to 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.125%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Customizable payment due date
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.98% - 5.49%
1.99% - 5.34%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.98% - 5.49%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.99% - 5.34%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), Customizable payment due date, and Option to Skip 1 payment every 12 months
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
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Disclosures:

  1. For information on the Federal Direct Consolidation program, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/consolidation. By refinancing your federal student loans through a private refinance loan program, you will forgo certain benefits and options currently available to you such as federal Income-Driven Repayment plans, deferment, forbearance, and loan forgiveness options.
  2. If you choose a fixed rate option the rate will not increase or decrease for the life of the loan.
  3. If you choose a variable rate option your rate will vary with the market based on the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as published by Reuters on its Reuters Screen LIBOR01.
  4. 10-year fixed rate example: a borrower with a $30,000 loan and a fixed APR of 7.37% will make 120 monthly payments of $354.14 for an estimated total in payments of $42,496.80. 20-year fixed rate example: a borrower with a $30,000 loan and a fixed APR of 8.00% will make 240 monthly payments of $250.92 for an estimated total in payments of $60,220.80.
  5. 10-year variable rate example: a borrower with a $30,000 loan and a variable APR of 5.50% will make 120 monthly payments of $325.55 for an estimated total in payments of $39,066.00. 20-year variable rate example: a borrower with a $30,000 loan and a variable APR of 6.123% will make 240 monthly payments of $217.07 for an estimated total in payments of $52,096.80.
  6. Borrower must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The rate reduction 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, and may therefore be suspended during a hardship forbearance period.

Information advertised valid as of 10/10/2020.

COMMERCE BANK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

4.38% - 8.00%
2.25% - 6.12%
10 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
4.38% - 8.00%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.25% - 6.12%
Terms
10 years, 20 years
Fees
Unclear policy on late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%)
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 6.63%
2.00% - 6.66%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 6.63%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.00% - 6.66%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years
Fees
Late fees and Guarantee fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), Customizable payment due date, and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
×

The Wells Fargo Private ConsolidationSM loan is subject to completion of a loan application or consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, credit qualification, and a benefit-to-borrower determination.

2.

The payment reduction may come from a lower interest rate, a longer loan term, or a combination of both. By extending the loan term you may pay more in interest over the life of the loan.

3.

Discount eligible during application: You may qualify for a relationship interest rate discount if you or your cosigner (if applicable) have any of the following with Wells Fargo prior to your Final Loan Disclosure being issued:

  • Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking account — 0.50% discount
    Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking accounts: Private Bank Checking, Private Bank Dividend Checking, Private Bank Interest Checking, Wells Fargo Portfolio Checking, Wells Fargo Prime Checking.
  • A qualifying Wells Fargo consumer checking account — 0.25% discount
    Wells Fargo consumer checking accounts: Complete Advantage® Checking, Crown Banking® Checking, Custom Management® Checking, Opportunity Checking®Premium Membership® Checking, Way2Save® Checking, Wells Fargo College Checking®, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking, Wells Fargo Preferred Checking, Wells Fargo At WorkSM Checking.
  • A prior federal or private student loan made by Wells Fargo — 0.25% discount (prior Wachovia federal student loans are not eligible).

Only one qualifying relationship discount will apply. You will receive the applicable discount for the life of the loan.

Discount eligible during repayment: You may qualify for a 0.25% interest rate discount if you set up automatically withdrawn payments (ACH), directly with Wells Fargo Education Financial Services (EFS), from a designated deposit account. This discount does not apply to bill pay or automatic transfers not set up directly with Wells Fargo EFS. If the automatic payment is canceled at any time after repayment begins, the discount will be lost until automatic payment is reinstated. The 0.25% interest rate reduction is effective the day after the first payment is made using automatic withdrawal during the repayment period. Discount helps reduce the amount of interest paid over the life of the loan(s). The automatic payment discount may not change your current payment amount depending on the type of loan(s) you receive, but may reduce the number of payments or reduce the amount of your final payment. ACH payments and discount will discontinue upon entering forbearance periods. Wells Fargo reserves the right to modify or discontinue interest rate discount program(s) for future loans or to discontinue loan programs at any time without notice. For details, including eligibility requirements, visit us at wellsfargo.com/student or call 1-800-658-3567.

4.

The quoted Annual Percentage Rate (APR) with discount includes a customer interest rate discount of 0.25% for having a prior student loan with Wells Fargo or a qualified Wells Fargo consumer checking account and requires a 5-year term. APRs may vary based on terms selected. Repayment term options may include 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20 years based on credit qualifications. (A 20-year repayment term is available when the consolidation loan amount is $50,000 or more). Variable interest rates are based on an Index, plus a margin. The Index is equal to the Prime rate published in The Wall Street Journal. The APR for a variable rate loan may increase during the life of the loan if the Index increases. This may result in higher monthly payments. Rates are current as of 07/15/2020 and subject to change without notice. Wells Fargo reserves the right to change rates, terms, and fees at any time. Your actual APR will depend upon your credit transaction, credit history, and loan term selected and will be determined when a credit decision is made. For questions, please contact us at 1-877-315-7723.

Deposit products offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

4.49% - 10.99%
3.25% - 9.49%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
4.49% - 10.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.25% - 9.49%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%-0.50%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.80% - 6.00%
1.89% - 5.90%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.80% - 6.00%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.89% - 5.90%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), Referral discount ($400), and Customizable payment due date
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
Advertising Disclosure
×

The Wells Fargo Private ConsolidationSM loan is subject to completion of a loan application or consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, credit qualification, and a benefit-to-borrower determination.

2.

The payment reduction may come from a lower interest rate, a longer loan term, or a combination of both. By extending the loan term you may pay more in interest over the life of the loan.

3.

Discount eligible during application: You may qualify for a relationship interest rate discount if you or your cosigner (if applicable) have any of the following with Wells Fargo prior to your Final Loan Disclosure being issued:

  • Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking account — 0.50% discount
    Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking accounts: Private Bank Checking, Private Bank Dividend Checking, Private Bank Interest Checking, Wells Fargo Portfolio Checking, Wells Fargo Prime Checking.
  • A qualifying Wells Fargo consumer checking account — 0.25% discount
    Wells Fargo consumer checking accounts: Complete Advantage® Checking, Crown Banking® Checking, Custom Management® Checking, Opportunity Checking®Premium Membership® Checking, Way2Save® Checking, Wells Fargo College Checking®, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking, Wells Fargo Preferred Checking, Wells Fargo At WorkSM Checking.
  • A prior federal or private student loan made by Wells Fargo — 0.25% discount (prior Wachovia federal student loans are not eligible).

Only one qualifying relationship discount will apply. You will receive the applicable discount for the life of the loan.

Discount eligible during repayment: You may qualify for a 0.25% interest rate discount if you set up automatically withdrawn payments (ACH), directly with Wells Fargo Education Financial Services (EFS), from a designated deposit account. This discount does not apply to bill pay or automatic transfers not set up directly with Wells Fargo EFS. If the automatic payment is canceled at any time after repayment begins, the discount will be lost until automatic payment is reinstated. The 0.25% interest rate reduction is effective the day after the first payment is made using automatic withdrawal during the repayment period. Discount helps reduce the amount of interest paid over the life of the loan(s). The automatic payment discount may not change your current payment amount depending on the type of loan(s) you receive, but may reduce the number of payments or reduce the amount of your final payment. ACH payments and discount will discontinue upon entering forbearance periods. Wells Fargo reserves the right to modify or discontinue interest rate discount program(s) for future loans or to discontinue loan programs at any time without notice. For details, including eligibility requirements, visit us at wellsfargo.com/student or call 1-800-658-3567.

4.

The quoted Annual Percentage Rate (APR) with discount includes a customer interest rate discount of 0.25% for having a prior student loan with Wells Fargo or a qualified Wells Fargo consumer checking account and requires a 5-year term. APRs may vary based on terms selected. Repayment term options may include 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20 years based on credit qualifications. (A 20-year repayment term is available when the consolidation loan amount is $50,000 or more). Variable interest rates are based on an Index, plus a margin. The Index is equal to the Prime rate published in The Wall Street Journal. The APR for a variable rate loan may increase during the life of the loan if the Index increases. This may result in higher monthly payments. Rates are current as of 07/15/2020 and subject to change without notice. Wells Fargo reserves the right to change rates, terms, and fees at any time. Your actual APR will depend upon your credit transaction, credit history, and loan term selected and will be determined when a credit decision is made. For questions, please contact us at 1-877-315-7723.

Deposit products offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

4.49% - 10.99%
3.25% - 9.49%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
4.49% - 10.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.25% - 9.49%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%-0.50%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
3.49% - 6.99%
1.87% - 5.87%
10 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.49% - 6.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.87% - 5.87%
Terms
10 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Lending to both Graduates and Non-graduates
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 6.63%
2.00% - 6.66%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 6.63%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.00% - 6.66%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years
Fees
Late fees and Guarantee fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), Customizable payment due date, and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
3.99% - 9.99%
1.75% - 9.23%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.99% - 9.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.75% - 9.23%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
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  1. Terms and conditions apply. Loan products, terms, and benefits displayed on this website may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Your rate will be determined after a review of your application and credit profile. You must be either a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident in an eligible state, must have graduated from an eligible school, and meet Navy Federal Credit Union's credit and income requirements to qualify for a loan. Additionally, in order to receive a loan from Navy Federal Credit Union, you must be a member of Navy Federal Credit Union. If you are not a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, you must apply and become a member during the loan application process. Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may result in a better chance of loan approval and/or lower interest rate.
  2. If you choose and receive a variable rate loan, your rate may change once a quarter. The variable rate is based on the average of a publicly available index, the 3-month LIBOR, as published in the Wall Street Journal on the first of each month for the last three months immediately preceding the quarterly adjustment date. If the first day of the month is not a business day, the preceding business day will be used. Your rate will be calculated each quarter by adding the 3-month LIBOR to a margin that is assigned to your loan upon loan approval. All loans are subject to an interest rate floor based on term: 5 year: 1.43%, 10 year: 2.99%, 15 year: 3.24% and an interest rate cap of 18.00%.
  3. If you enroll in automatic monthly payments from a personal checking or savings account to pay principal and interest amounts that are due, the rate will be reduced by 0.25%, subject to the floor rate. This 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.
  4. The minimum monthly payment is $50.00 or the unpaid balance of your loan, whichever is less.

3.39% - 12.03%
1.45% - 10.26%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.39% - 12.03%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.45% - 10.26%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Unclear late fee policy
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
3.49% - 6.99%
1.87% - 5.87%
10 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.49% - 6.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.87% - 5.87%
Terms
10 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%) and Lending to both Graduates and Non-graduates
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Lender
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Variable APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
Repayment Terms
Our Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.99% - 8.49%
1.99% - 8.24%
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.99% - 8.49%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.99% - 8.24%
Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
×

The Wells Fargo Private ConsolidationSM loan is subject to completion of a loan application or consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, credit qualification, and a benefit-to-borrower determination.

2.

The payment reduction may come from a lower interest rate, a longer loan term, or a combination of both. By extending the loan term you may pay more in interest over the life of the loan.

3.

Discount eligible during application: You may qualify for a relationship interest rate discount if you or your cosigner (if applicable) have any of the following with Wells Fargo prior to your Final Loan Disclosure being issued:

  • Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking account — 0.50% discount
    Portfolio by Wells Fargo® program checking accounts: Private Bank Checking, Private Bank Dividend Checking, Private Bank Interest Checking, Wells Fargo Portfolio Checking, Wells Fargo Prime Checking.
  • A qualifying Wells Fargo consumer checking account — 0.25% discount
    Wells Fargo consumer checking accounts: Complete Advantage® Checking, Crown Banking® Checking, Custom Management® Checking, Opportunity Checking®Premium Membership® Checking, Way2Save® Checking, Wells Fargo College Checking®, Wells Fargo Everyday Checking, Wells Fargo Preferred Checking, Wells Fargo At WorkSM Checking.
  • A prior federal or private student loan made by Wells Fargo — 0.25% discount (prior Wachovia federal student loans are not eligible).

Only one qualifying relationship discount will apply. You will receive the applicable discount for the life of the loan.

Discount eligible during repayment: You may qualify for a 0.25% interest rate discount if you set up automatically withdrawn payments (ACH), directly with Wells Fargo Education Financial Services (EFS), from a designated deposit account. This discount does not apply to bill pay or automatic transfers not set up directly with Wells Fargo EFS. If the automatic payment is canceled at any time after repayment begins, the discount will be lost until automatic payment is reinstated. The 0.25% interest rate reduction is effective the day after the first payment is made using automatic withdrawal during the repayment period. Discount helps reduce the amount of interest paid over the life of the loan(s). The automatic payment discount may not change your current payment amount depending on the type of loan(s) you receive, but may reduce the number of payments or reduce the amount of your final payment. ACH payments and discount will discontinue upon entering forbearance periods. Wells Fargo reserves the right to modify or discontinue interest rate discount program(s) for future loans or to discontinue loan programs at any time without notice. For details, including eligibility requirements, visit us at wellsfargo.com/student or call 1-800-658-3567.

4.

The quoted Annual Percentage Rate (APR) with discount includes a customer interest rate discount of 0.25% for having a prior student loan with Wells Fargo or a qualified Wells Fargo consumer checking account and requires a 5-year term. APRs may vary based on terms selected. Repayment term options may include 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20 years based on credit qualifications. (A 20-year repayment term is available when the consolidation loan amount is $50,000 or more). Variable interest rates are based on an Index, plus a margin. The Index is equal to the Prime rate published in The Wall Street Journal. The APR for a variable rate loan may increase during the life of the loan if the Index increases. This may result in higher monthly payments. Rates are current as of 07/15/2020 and subject to change without notice. Wells Fargo reserves the right to change rates, terms, and fees at any time. Your actual APR will depend upon your credit transaction, credit history, and loan term selected and will be determined when a credit decision is made. For questions, please contact us at 1-877-315-7723.

Deposit products offered by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

4.49% - 10.99%
3.25% - 9.49%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
4.49% - 10.99%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
3.25% - 9.49%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
No fees
Offers
Current customer discount (0.25%-0.50%), Autopay discount (0.25%), and Cosigner release
Refinance Student Loan Rating
Advertising Disclosure
2.80% - 6.00%
1.89% - 5.90%
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fixed APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
2.80% - 6.00%
Var. APR i x While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.
1.89% - 5.90%
Terms
5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years
Fees
Late fees
Offers
Autopay discount (0.25%), Referral discount ($400), and Customizable payment due date
Refinance Student Loan Rating
What does it mean to refinance a student loan?

Refinancing a student loan means you replace your existing federal or private loans with a new private loan. This new loan will have a new interest rate, loan term, lender and monthly payment, and will no longer offer any federal loan benefits

Can I refinance federal student loans?

Yes, you can refinance federal student loans into a private loan, but you will then lose all of the perks of federal loans. This includes (depending on your loans) possibly being able to enroll in a payment plan based on your income and family size, an option to postpone payments (with an economic hardship deferment or unemployment deferment) and the potential to have your loans forgiven with Public Service Loan Forgiveness or other loan forgiveness options.

What are the requirements for student loan refinancing?

The requirements for approval for student loan refinancing vary between each lender. Generally, a lender would like to see a debt-to-income ratio under 50%, a credit score of 650 or more, a steady job and consistent income, a minimum amount to refinance, loans not currently in default, and that you have completed your degree program.

What is the difference between a fixed and variable interest rate?

A fixed interest rate means that your interest rate will stay the same for the entire life of the loan until you pay it back. A variable interest rate means your interest rate can change and increase, as often as monthly.

What are the benefits of refinancing loans?

If you are able to reduce your interest rate, refinancing could potentially save money on what you will overall pay for you loans – assuming you don’t extend your payment term to try to reduce your monthly payment. Use our student loan refinance calculator to compare your current loan with a new loan to evaluate. Refinancing a private loan also means you can release a cosigner from the obligation to repay your existing loan. Some private student loan lenders offer a cosigner release, but for those that don’t, refinancing the loan without a cosigner means the cosigner is no longer tied to the loan.

What are the cons of refinancing loans?

Refinancing federal loans means losing out on federal benefitsincome-driven repayment plans, deferments if you’re unemployed or facing an economic hardship, subsidized loans, and the potential for loan forgiveness. If you refinance right out of college, you’ll lose your grace period. As with any new loan application, your credit score may drop by a few points.

What is the difference between federal loan consolidation and refinancing?

Refinancing is through a private lender with a new loan term and a new interest rate. Federal loan consolidation combines all of your loans together, and the interest rate is based on the current rates on your federal loans, not a new interest rate. Unlike refinancing, federal loan consolidation allows you to keep the federal benefits, such as income-driven repayment plans and the potential for loan forgiveness. However, keep in mind that if you consolidate your federal loans, it does reset the clock on any forgiveness for income-driven repayment plans or Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Will I save money if I refinance?

There are many factors that determine whether you will save money. This includes if your new interest rate is lower than your old interest rate. If you are extending your payment term, it could mean a lower monthly payment but paying more on your loan overall. Use our student loan refinance calculator to estimate.

Can I use a cosigner to refinance?

Most lenders will allow you to refinance your loan with a cosigner. Having a responsible cosigner with good credit can increase your chances of approval as well as securing a lower interest rate. However, there are many risks and things the cosigner should consider. A cosigner is equally responsible for repaying the debt. That loan will impact the cosigner’s debt-to-income ratio and appear on their credit report, potentially making it more difficult for them to get approved for other loans.

How can I get a better interest rate?

Before you apply, check your credit report to address any errors. If possible, pay down any other high-interest debt, such as a credit card. Easier said than done, but increasing your income can also help. A cosigner with excellent credit can help you secure a better interest rate, but there are many risks involved for them.

Important Disclaimers

Savingforcollege.com may receive a sales commission from some private student lenders and other advertisers, but this does not influence our ratings or reviews. Our opinions are our own. While Savingforcollege.com strives to keep the information up to date, the lender rates, terms and other information are subject to change at any time.

Exhaust all other resources, such as scholarships and grants, before borrowing student loans. If you need to borrow loans, federal student loans offer many benefits that private student loans do not. Read the fine print and disclaimer from any potential lender and understand how student loans work before borrowing.

Savingforcollege.com does not provide legal, financial, accounting or tax advice. The information and tools published on this website are general in nature and may not apply to your specific circumstances. You should seek specific guidance from a qualified legal, financial, accounting or tax professional.