Updated: October 10, 2020

Navy Federal Credit Union: Private Student Loan

Student Refinance Loans

Other Loans that Navy Federal Credit Union Offers:

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Refinance
Student Loan Rating
4.5 of 5
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%
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.
1.45% - 10.26%
Repayment Terms
5 years, 10 years, 15 years
Important Information

Repayment Options: 5, 10 and 15-year repayment terms

 

Important Information:

  • Must be a member of Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Cosigner release available
  • 0.25% interest rate reduction with autopay
The bottom line:

Navy Federal Credit Union is a good lender to go with if you need to refinance your student loans, especially if you are looking to consolidate your debt with your sibling or siblings. This credit union offers multiple repayment options and countless perks for borrowers, making it one of the more flexible and rewarding options out there.

Pros

  • Ability to combine loans from multiple children
  • Cosigner release available
  • 0.25% interest rate reduction with autopay
  • Multiple repayment options
  • No origination, application or prepayment fees

Cons

● Hard credit pull to obtain interest rates
● Restricted to members of the U.S. military and their families
● Low borrowing limit

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Navy Federal offers fixed and variable-rate 5, 10 and 15-year repayment terms. A unique feature of this lender that could be beneficial for many borrowers is that it allows for the debt across multiple children in a family to be combined. Parents can qualify to refinance their student loans even before their child has graduated, but students will need to earn their degree to qualify.

You do not need to have a cosigner to qualify for a Navy Federal refinance loan, but it will help you qualify if you don’t make enough money or have good enough credit yourself. You may apply for cosigner release after making 12 consecutive on-time payments if you meet credit and income requirements and your loan is not in forbearance. The minimum loan amount for students and parents is $7,500 and maximum loan amount for undergraduate loans is $125,000 and for graduate loans is $175,000.

To qualify for Navy Federal student loan refinancing, you need to already be a Navy Federal member, and membership is restricted to members and family members affiliated with the U.S. military. Membership includes active-duty servicemembers, retirees and veterans of all branches of the military; immediate family members of those that serve or have served in the military, including minors; and U.S. Department of Defense civilians. This restricts many people from access, making their loans a less attractive option overall. But once you’re a member and borrower, you’ll receive job and career assistance.

Navy Federal Credit Union - Private Student Loan Details

Interest Rates, Fees and Terms
  • Credit Check: Hard
  • Repayment Terms: 5 years, 10 years, 15 years
  • Minimum Borrowing Limit: $7,500
  • Application Fee: None
  • Origination Fee: None
  • Prepayment Penalty: None
  • Late Fee: Not specified by lender
Requirements to Qualify
  • Minimum Credit Score: Not specified by lender
  • Minimum Anual Income: $24,000
  • Citizenship Restriction: Citizens or Residents
  • List of States where Loan is Not Available: None
  • Approved Schools Include: All
Repayment Options
    Repayment Details
    • Maximum Deferment Period: Not specified by lender
    • Maximum Forbearance Period: Not specified by lender
    • Cosigner Release Option: Yes, after 12 months on-time payments
    • Death Discharge: Yes
    • Disability Discharge: Not specified by lender
    Customer Service
    • US-Based Call Center: Yes
    • Hours of Operation (in addition to weekdays): 24/7
    • Application Timeline: 15 minutes for entire application, 2-4 weeks for entire process
    Extras
    • Scholarship Search Tool: Yes
    • Sponsors a Scholarship: Yes
    • Job and Career Assistance: Yes
    • Financial Literacy Training: Yes
    Navy Federal Credit UnionLendKeySoFi
    Rates from (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.
    Fixed:
    3.39% - 12.03%
    Variable:
    1.45% - 10.26%
    Fixed:
    2.99% - 8.77%
    Variable:
    1.98% - 8.55%
    Fixed:
    2.99% - 6.28%
    Variable:
    2.25% - 6.28%
    Loan repayment terms (Years)5 years, 10 years, 15 years5 years, 7 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years5 years to 20 years
    Cosigner release?Yes, after 12 months on-time paymentsYes, after 12 months on-time paymentsNone