Source: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-is-a-cosigner-student-loanen-565/ as of 12/26/19.
Only the borrower may apply for cosigner release. Borrowers who meet the age of majority in their state may apply for cosigner release by providing proof of graduation (or completion of certification program), income, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (if your status has changed since you applied). In the last 12 months, the borrower must be current on all Sallie Mae serviced loans (including no hardship forbearances or modified repayment programs) and have paid ahead or made 12 on-time principal and interest payments on each loan requested for release. When the cosigner release application is processed, the borrower must demonstrate the ability to assume full responsibility of the loan(s) individually, and pass a credit review that demonstrates a satisfactory credit history including but not limited to no: open bankruptcy, open foreclosure, student loan(s) in default, or 90-day delinquencies in the last 24 months. Requirements are subject to change.
Shortest qualification period based on a May 31, 2019 review of national private loan programs offered by publicly-traded competitors.
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