What should I know about the CARES Act and refinancing federal student loans?

The CARES Act was passed in response to events related to the Coronavirus pandemic and includes broad relief measures for federal student loan borrowers. If you are considering refinancing your federal student loans, please make sure to review these measures at www.studentaid.gov/coronavirus to understand your options.

What should I know about the CARES Act and refinancing federal student loans?2021-05-07T10:10:03-05:00

Why choose a credit union?

Credit unions operate to serve their members and communities. One way they do that is by promoting thrift and offering competitive rates with a focus on the best interest of the borrower – in this case students. When you choose your credit union to pay for college, you’ll benefit from [...]

Why choose a credit union?2021-05-07T10:06:56-05:00

What is a credit union?

Credit unions are not-for-profit organizations that exist to serve their members rather than maximize corporate profits. Like banks, credit unions provide a variety of financial services, but as member-owned cooperatives, they focus on providing a safe place to save and borrow at reasonable rates while returning income to their members [...]

What is a credit union?2021-10-20T14:56:03-05:00

What kind of loans can I refinance?

All loans being refinanced must be post separation from school. Federal Education Loans: Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Subsidized or Unsubsidized (aka Stafford Loan) Grad or Parent PLUS William D. Ford Direct Loan Program Subsidized or Unsubsidized (aka Direct Stafford Loan) William D. Ford Direct Loan Program Undergraduate, Grad [...]

What kind of loans can I refinance?2021-10-04T11:28:47-05:00

What is the difference between consolidation and refinancing?

Consolidation means you are simply combining existing loans. Your total payment amount and total interest will likely remain the same, but you’ll have the convenience of making one payment rather than multiple payments. This type of loan is usually associated with federal government student loans. When you refinance, you are taking out a [...]

What is the difference between consolidation and refinancing?2021-05-19T14:09:54-05:00

What items will I need to apply?

Information you’ll need to successfully complete the application: Personal information (such as name, date of birth, Social Security number) Sufficient income information for either the borrower or co-borrower (if applicable) School enrollment information, if known Amount needed for your current school term If applying with a co-borrower, you’ll want to [...]

What items will I need to apply?2021-05-07T10:04:46-05:00

Do I have to be a credit union member?

You do not need to be a member to start the application, but you will need to be a member of the credit union from which you borrow to receive funding. If you're not already a credit union member, the membership process can be initiated at the same time as [...]

Do I have to be a credit union member?2021-06-30T10:04:37-05:00
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