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Benefit from these features—with any loan used for undergraduate or graduate school expenses

No origination fees

No origination fee or prepayment penalty

Rate discounts

Qualify for discounts with on-time payments and auto debit

Multiple repayment options

Choose the repayment option that’s best for you

Rate discounts: Receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments. Plus, get an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit.

Undergraduate student loan


USC Credit Union Collegiate Choice® Student Loan for Undergraduate Students

For bachelor's and associate's degrees or a certificate at a degree-granting school

Apply for this loan

Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates:
2.87% APR – 10.33% APR
Fixed rates: 4.74% APR – 11.35% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

3 repayment options

  • Defer payments until after you graduate
  • Pay monthly interest while in school
  • Pay $25 per month while in school

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Cosigner release available: Apply to release your cosigner from the loan after you graduate, make 12 on-time principal and interest payments, and meet certain credit requirements.

Set yourself up for success with Chegg Study®: This exclusive, free benefit gives you 4 months of Chegg Study's online help, 30 minutes of live online tutoring through Chegg® Tutors, and 4 months of proofreading and citation help with EasyBib® Plus.

Available to students enrolled full-time, half-time, and less than half-time

Loan term: 5 – 15 years of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

Parent Loan


USC Credit Union Parent Choice Student Loan

For parents or other creditworthy individuals who want to take responsibility for financing their student's undergraduate, graduate, or certificate education at a degree-granting school

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Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates:
5.12% APR – 11.74% APR
Fixed rates: 5.49% APR – 12.87% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

2 repayment options

  • Interest repayment
  • Principal and interest repayment

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Set your student up for success with Chegg Study®: Your student will get 4 months of Chegg Study’s online help, 30 minutes of live online tutoring through Chegg Tutors, and 4 months of proofreading and citation help with EasyBib Plus.

Loan term: 10 years of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

Loans for graduate students


USC Credit Union Graduate Choice MBA Student Loan

Pay for your business school expenses as you pursue your Masters of Business Administration degree

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Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates: 3.87% APR – 9.52% APR
Fixed rates: 5.50% APR – 10.23% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

3 repayment options

  • Defer payments until after you graduate
  • Pay monthly interest while in school
  • Pay $25 per month while in school

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Loan term: 15-year repayment term of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Graduate Choice M.D. Student Loan

Pay for your medical degree expenses in allopathic, general, osteopathic, podiatric, radiology, sports, and veterinary medicine

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Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates: 3.87% APR – 9.24% APR
Fixed rates: 5.49% APR – 9.98% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

3 repayment options

  • Defer payments until after you graduate
  • Pay monthly interest while in school
  • Pay $25 per month while in school

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Loan term: 20-year repayment term of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Graduate Choice Dentistry Loan

Pay for your dental degree expenses in general dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics

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Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates: 3.87% APR – 9.24% APR
Fixed rates: 5.50% APR – 9.99% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

3 repayment options

  • Defer payments until after you graduate
  • Pay monthly interest while in school
  • Pay $25 per month while in school

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Loan term: 20-year repayment term of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Health Professional Student Loan

Pay for your health professions degree expenses in allied health, nursing, pharmacy, and other graduate-level health degrees

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Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates: 3.87% APR – 9.52% APR
Fixed rates: 5.50% APR – 10.23% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

3 repayment options

  • Defer payments until after you graduate
  • Pay monthly interest while in school
  • Pay $25 per month while in school

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Loan term: 15-year repayment term of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Graduate Choice Law School Loan

Pay for your school and associated expenses as you study for your law degree

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Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates: 3.87% APR – 9.27% APR
Fixed rates: 5.50% APR – 9.99% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

3 repayment options

  • Defer payments until after you graduate
  • Pay monthly interest while in school
  • Pay $25 per month while in school

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Loan term: 15-year repayment term of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Graduate Choice Student Loan

Pay for your school and associated expenses as you pursue your master's or doctoral degree

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Variable or fixed interest rate
Variable rates: 3.87% APR – 9.52% APR
Fixed rates: 5.50% APR – 10.23% APR
Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount

3 repayment options

  • Defer payments until after you graduate
  • Pay monthly interest while in school
  • Pay $25 per month while in school

Borrow from $1,000 up to 100% of school-certified expenses

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Loan term: 15-year repayment term of principal and interest payments.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Graduate Choice Bar Study Loan

For expenses associated with fees and living costs as you study for the bar exam

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Variable rates: 4.64% APR – 11.56% APR
Lowest rate shown includes the auto debit discount

Borrow from $1,000 up to $15,000

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Bar Study Loans are intended to cover expenses not included in your school's cost of attendance.

This information is for borrowers who are enrolled at least half-time in their final year of study at a participating ABA-accredited law school located in the U.S., or have graduated from one within the last 12 months. Borrowers should be sitting for the bar exam no later than 12 months after graduation. Non-U.S. citizen borrowers who reside in the U.S. are eligible with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and are required to provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Medical Residency/Relocation Loan

For expenses associated with taking board examinations, travel for interviews, and moving for your medical residency

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Variable rates: 4.61% APR – 11.10% APR
Lowest rate shown includes the auto debit discount

Borrow from $1,000 up to $15,000

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Residency and Relocation Loans are intended to cover expenses not included in your school's cost of attendance.

To participate in the Residency and Relocation Loan program, veterinary medical schools are required to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, medical schools are required to be accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, and podiatric schools are required to be accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

This information is for borrowers who are puruing or have received a M.D., D.O., D.P.M., D.V.M., or V.M.D. degree. Borrowers must be enrolled at least half time in your final year of study at a participating allopathic, osteopathic or veterinary medicine school, or have graduated from one within the past 12 months. Borrowers must be U.S. citizen or a permanent residents, if the school is located outside the United States. Non-U.S. citizen borrowers who reside in the U.S. are eligible with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and are required to provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

USC Credit Union Dental Residency/Relocation Loan

For expenses associated with taking board examinations, travel for interviews, and moving for your dental residency

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Variable rates: 4.61% APR – 11.10% APR
Lowest rate shown includes the auto debit discount

Borrow from $1,000 up to $20,000

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Rate discounts: Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction for enrolling in and making monthly payments by automatic debit. Plus, receive an additional 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction after making your first 12 on-time principal and interest payments.

Residency and Relocation Loans are intended to cover expenses not included in your school's cost of attendance.

To participate in the Residency and Relocation Loan program, dental schools are required to be accredited by the American Dental Association.

This information is for borrowers who are pursuing or have received a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree. Borrowers must be enrolled at least half time in their final year of study at a participating dental school, or have graduated from one within the past 12 months. Borrowers must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, if the school is located outside of the United States. Non-U.S. citizen borrowers who reside in the U.S. are eligible with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and are required to provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

Questions? Contact us at 844-248-2840

Borrow responsibly
We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.

USC Credit Union Collegiate Choice Student Loan for undergraduate students and USC Credit Union loans for graduate school expenses: This information is for students attending participating degree-granting schools. USC Credit Union Collegiate Choice Student Loan information is for undergraduates only. Graduate Certificate/Continuing Education coursework is not eligible for MBA, Medical, Dental, and Law School Loans. Borrowers must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the school is located outside of the United States. Non-U.S. citizen borrowers who reside in the U.S. are eligible with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and are required to provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

Parent Loan: This information is for borrowers with students attending participating degree-granting schools located in the U.S. The student is not eligible to be a borrower or cosigner. The borrower, cosigner and student must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. The school may refund loan funds directly to the student, and if that occurs, borrower and cosigner (if applicable) would still be responsible for repaying that amount. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

Although we do not charge you a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as provided in your promissory note: First to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.

USC Credit Union members can earn a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction by making their first 12 on-time principal and interest payments or paying ahead an amount equal to the first 12 on-time principal and interest payments. Although you may still earn the benefit if you pay ahead the required amount, the benefit will not be activated until after the 12th principal and interest payment would have been due. Any period in which your loan is in a forbearance, deferment, or Graduated Repayment Period will not count towards satisfying the on-time principal and interest payment requirement.

Borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through USC Credit Union's servicer, Sallie Mae to receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction benefit. This 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 be suspended during periods of forbearance or deferment, if available for the loan.

Interest is charged starting at disbursement, during school and the separation/grace period, and until the loan is paid in full. With the Fixed and Deferred Repayment Options, the interest rate is higher than with the Interest Repayment Option and Unpaid Interest is added to the loan’s Current Principal at the end of the grace/separation period. Payments may be required during the grace/separation period depending on the repayment option selected. Variable rates may increase over the life of the loan. Advertised variable rates reflect the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. All Advertised APRs assume a $10,000 loan. USC Credit Union Collegiate Choice Student Loan APRs assume a freshman borrower with no other Sallie Mae serviced loans. Medical School Loan and Dental School Loan APRs assume 4 years in school. Law School Loan APRs assume 3 years in school. MBA Loan, Health Professions Graduate Loan, and Graduate School Loan APRs assume 2 years in school.

Loan amount cannot exceed the cost of attendance less financial aid received as certified by the school. USC Credit Union reserves the right to approve a lower loan amount than the school-certified amount.

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.

This promotional benefit is provided at no cost to borrowers with loans that first disburse between July 1, 2018 and April 30, 2020. Borrowers who reside in, attend school in, or borrow for a student attending school in Maine are not eligible for this benefit. No cash value. Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit chegg.com/studystarter/termsandconditions for complete details. This offer expires one year after issuance.

This repayment example is based on a typical USC Credit Union Collegiate Choice Student Loan made to a freshman borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 8.44% fixed APR. It works out to 51 payments of $25.00, 119 payments of $156.04 and one payment of $118.97, for a Total Loan Cost of $19,962.73.

APRs for the Principal and Interest Repayment Option may be higher than APRs for the Interest Repayment Option. Variable rates may increase over the life of the loan. Advertised variable rates reflect the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. APRs assume a $10,000 loan to a person borrowing for a freshman student.

This repayment example is based on a typical Parent Loan made to a borrower (on behalf of a freshman student) who chooses a fixed rate and the Principal and Interest Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 9.50% fixed APR. It works out to 4 payments of $64.95, 115 payments of $131.25 and one payment of $94.39, for a Total Loan Cost of $15,447.94.

This repayment example is based on a typical MBA Loan made to a first-year graduate MBA borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 9.11% fixed APR. It works out to 27 payments of $25.00, 179 payments of $116.19 and one payment of $57.89, for a Total Loan Cost of $21,530.90.

This repayment example is based on a typical Medical School Loan made to a first-year graduate medical borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 8.54% fixed APR. It works out to 81 payments of $25.00, 239 payments of $129.14 and one payment of $25.17, for a Total Loan Cost of $32,914.63.

This repayment example is based on a typical Dental School Loan made to a first-year graduate dental borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 8.82% fixed APR. It works out to 57 payments of $25.00, 239 payments of $117.69 and one payment of $23.23, for a Total Loan Cost of $29,576.14.

This repayment example is based on a typical Graduate School Loan for Health Professions made to a first-year graduate borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 9.11% fixed APR. It works out to 27 payments of $25.00, 179 payments of $116.19 and one payment of $57.89, for a Total Loan Cost of $21,530.90.

This repayment example is based on a typical Law School Loan made to a first-year graduate law borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 8.95% fixed APR. It works out to 42 payments of $25.00, 179 payments of $124.19 and one payment of $77.10, for a Total Loan Cost of $23,357.11.

This repayment example is based on a typical Graduate School Loan made to a first-year graduate borrower who chooses a fixed rate and the Fixed Repayment Option for a $10,000 loan, with two disbursements, and a 9.11% fixed APR. It works out to 27 payments of $25.00, 179 payments of $116.19 and one payment of $57.89, for a Total Loan Cost of $21,530.90.

Interest is charged starting at disbursement, while in school, during the nine-month grace period, and until the loan is paid in full. Once principal and interest repayment begins, any Unpaid Interest will be added to Current Principal, increasing the Total Loan Cost. Variable rates may increase over the life of the loan. Advertised variable rates reflect the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Advertised APRs assume a $15,000 loan disbursed at the time of the student's graduation from school.

Interest is charged starting at disbursement, while in school, during the applicable grace period of either 36 months after graduation or nine months after withdrawal from school, or attendance falling below half-time status, and until your loan is paid in full. When you enter principal and interest repayment, any Unpaid Interest will be added to Current Principal, increasing your Total Loan Cost. Variable rates may increase over the life of the loan. Advertised variable rates reflect the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Advertised APRs assume a $20,000 loan disbursed at the time of student's graduation from school.

USC CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

The USC Credit Union Collegiate Choice Student Loan is funded by USC Credit Union.

Information advertised valid as of 10/25/2019.