Sallie Mae® Private Student Loan Pricing

Information advertised valid as of 1/25/2023.

Undergraduate

Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount.footnote 1

Smart Option Student Loan® for Undergraduate Studentsfootnote 2

Term: 10-15 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 5.37% – 15.70% APR

Fixed rates: 4.50% – 14.83% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Examples of typical costs for a $10,000 Smart Option Student Loan with the most common fixed rate, fixed repayment option, 6-month separation period, and two disbursements: For a borrower with no prior loans and a 4-year in-school period, it works out to a 10.28% fixed APR, 51 payments of $25.00, 119 payments of $182.67 and one payment of $121.71, for a Total Loan Cost of $23,134.44. For a borrower with $20,000 in prior loans and a 2-year in-school period, it works out to a 10.78% fixed APR, 27 payments of $25.00, 179 payments of $132.53 and one payment of $40.35 for a total loan cost of $24,438.22. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 10 years.

Graduate loans

Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount.footnote 1

Sallie Mae® Medical School Loanfootnote 3

Term: 20 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 5.87% APR − 15.45% APR

Fixed rates: 5.25% APR − 14.46% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $10,000 Medical School Loan with the most common fixed rate, Fixed Repayment Option, and two disbursements. For borrowers with a 81-month in-school and separation period, it works out to 10.61% fixed APR, 81 payments of $25.00, 238 payments of $173.04 and one payment of $68.39, for a total loan cost of $43,276.91. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 20 years.


Sallie Mae® Dental School Loanfootnote 3

Term: 20 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates:  5.87% APR −  15.46% APR

Fixed rates: 5.25% APR − 14.47% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $10,000 Dental School Loan with the most common fixed rate, Fixed Repayment Option, and two disbursements. For borrowers with a 57-month in-school and separation period, it works out to 11.09% fixed APR, 57 payments of $25.00, 238 payments of $153.63 and one payment of $84.72, for a total loan cost of $38,073.66. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 20 years.


Sallie Mae® MBA Loanfootnote 4

Term: 15 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates:  5.87% APR −  15.47% APR

Fixed rates:  5.25% APR − 14.48% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $10,000 MBA Loan with the most common fixed rate, Fixed Repayment Option, and two disbursements. For borrowers with a 27-month in-school and separation period, it works out to 14.30% fixed APR, 27 payments of $25.00, 178 payments of $172.22 and one payment of $115.59, for a total loan cost of $31,445.75. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 15 years.


Sallie Mae® Law School Loanfootnote 5

Term: 15 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 5.87% APR − 15.46% APR

Fixed rates: 5.25% APR − 14.47% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $10,000 Law School Loan with the most common fixed rate, Fixed Repayment Option, and two disbursements. For borrowers with a 42-month in-school and separation period, it works out to 11.32% fixed APR, 42 payments of $25.00, 179 payments of $154.40 and one payment of $58.24, for a total loan cost of $28,745.84. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 15 years.


Sallie Mae® Graduate School Loan for Health Professionsfootnote 4

Term: 15 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 5.87% APR − 15.47% APR

Fixed rates: 5.25% APR − 14.48% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $10,000 Graduate School Loan for Health Professions with the most common fixed rate, Fixed Repayment Option, and two disbursements. For borrowers with a 27-month in-school and separation period, it works out to 14.30% fixed APR, 27 payments of $25.00, 178 payments of $172.22 and one payment of $115.59, for a total loan cost of $31,445.75. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 15 years.


Sallie Mae® Graduate School Loanfootnote 4

Term: 15 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 5.87% APR − 15.47% APR

Fixed rates: 5.25% APR − 14.48% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $10,000 Graduate School Loan with the most common fixed rate, Fixed Repayment Option, and two disbursements. For borrowers with a 27-month in-school and separation period, it works out to 14.30% fixed APR, 27 payments of $25.00, 178 payments of $172.22 and one payment of $115.59, for a total loan cost of $31,445.75. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 15 years.

Additional loans

Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount.footnote 1

Smart Option Student Loan for Career Trainingfootnote 6

Term: 10 – 15 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 5.37% – 15.89% APR

Fixed rates: 4.50% – 15.10% APR

3 Repayment Options: Deferred repayment, $25 Fixed repayment, Interest repayment

A typical repayment example:

Examples of typical costs for a $10,000 Smart Option Student Loan with the most common fixed rate, fixed repayment option, 6-month separation period, and two disbursements: For a borrower with no prior loans and a 2-year in-school period, it works out to a 10.73% fixed APR, 27 payments of $25.00, 119 payments of $160.63 and one payment of $107.39, for a Total Loan Cost of $19,897.36. For a borrower with $10,000 in prior loans and a 1-year in-school period, it works out to a 10.92% fixed APR, 15 payments of $25.00, 143 payments of $136.14 and one payment of $74.20 for a total loan cost of $19,917.22. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 10 years.


Bar Study Loanfootnote 7

Term: 15 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 7.13% – 16.74% APR

Fixed rates: 5.25% – 13.66% APR

No payments while you’re enrolled at least half-time and during your grace period

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $15,000 Bar Study Loan with the most common fixed rate, and one disbursement. For borrowers with no in-school period and a 9-month grace period, it works out to 10.44% fixed APR, 179 payments of $179.43 and one payment of $76.92, for a toal loan cost of $32,194.89. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 15 years.


Dental Residency and Relocation Loanfootnote 8

Term: 20 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 7.00% – 12.45% APR

Fixed rates: 5.93% – 10.19% APR

No payments while you’re enrolled at least half-time and during your grace period

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $20,000 Residency and Relocation Loan Loan with the most common fixed rate, and one disbursement. For borrowers with no in-school period and a 36-month grace period, it works out to 8.23% fixed APR, 239 payments of $218.43 and one payment of $47.79, for a toal loan cost of $52,252.56. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 15 years.


Medical Residency and Relocation Loanfootnote 8

Term: 20 years of principal and interest payments

Variable rates: 7.00% – 12.45% APR

Fixed rates: 5.93% – 10.19% APR

No payments while you’re enrolled at least half-time and during your grace period

A typical repayment example:

Example of a typical transaction for a $20,000 Residency and Relocation Loan Loan with the most common fixed rate, and one disbursement. For borrowers with no in-school period and a 36-month grace period, it works out to 8.23% fixed APR, 239 payments of $218.43 and one payment of $47.79, for a toal loan cost of $52,252.56. Loans that are subject to a $50 minimum principal and interest payment amount may receive a loan term that is less than 15 years.


footnote 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.

footnote 1. The borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment. 

footnote 2. Advertised APRs for undergraduate students assume a $10,000 loan to a student who attends school for 4 years and has no prior Sallie Mae-serviced loans. Interest rates for variable rate loans may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent.  Advertised variable rates are the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Interest is charged starting when funds are sent to the school. 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. To receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate discount, the borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The discount 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

footnote 3. Advertised APRs for Medical School Loan and Dental School Loan assume a $10,000 loan with a 4-year in-school period. Interest rates for variable rate loans may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent.  Advertised variable rates are the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Interest is charged starting when funds are sent to the school. 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. To receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate discount, the borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The discount 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

footnote 4. Advertised APRs for Graduate School Loan, MBA Loans, and Graduate School Loan for Health Professions assume a $10,000 loan with a 2-year in-school period. Interest rates for variable rate loans may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent.  Advertised variable rates are the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Interest is charged starting when funds are sent to the school. 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. To receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate discount, the borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The discount 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

footnote 5. Advertised APRs for Law School Loan assume a $10,000 loan with a 3-year in-school period. Interest rates for variable rate loans may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent.  Advertised variable rates are the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Interest is charged starting when funds are sent to the school. 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. To receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate discount, the borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The discount 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

footnote 6. Advertised APRs for career training students assume a $10,000 loan to a student who attends school for 2 years and has no prior Sallie Mae-serviced loans. Interest rates for variable rate loans may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent.  Advertised variable rates are the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan. Interest is charged starting when funds are sent to the school. 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. To receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate discount, the borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The discount 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

footnote 7. Advertised APRs for Bar Study Loan assume a $15,000 loan disbursed at the time of the student's graduation from school. Interest rates for variable rate loans may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent.  Advertised variable rates are the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan.  Interest is charged starting when the funds are sent to you. Once principal and interest repayment begins, any Unpaid Interest will be added to Current Principal, increasing the Total Loan Cost. To receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate discount, the borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The discount 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

footnote 8. Advertised APRs for Residency and Relocation Loans assume a $30,000 loan disbursed at the time of student's graduation from school. Interest rates for variable rate loans may increase or decrease over the life of the loan based on changes to the 30-day Average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) rounded up to the nearest one-eighth of one percent.  Advertised variable rates are the starting range of rates and may vary outside of that range over the life of the loan.  Interest is charged starting when the funds are sent to you. For those who graduate, the grace period is 36 months. For those who withdrawal or whose attendance falls below half-time status, the grace period is 9 months. Once principal and interest repayment begins, any Unpaid Interest will be added to Current Principal, increasing the Total Loan Cost. To receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate discount, the borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The discount 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. It may be suspended during forbearance or deferment.

footnote SALLIE MAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK SALLIEMAE.COM FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PRODUCT INFORMATION.

footnote Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

footnote Sallie Mae loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank.