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Global Health Residency & Relocation Loan®

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You can apply to release your cosigner after you graduate and make 12 consecutive, on-time principal and interest payments.


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With the Residency and Relocation Loan from Sallie Mae, you can finance the costs associated with finding a medical residency, including travel to interviews and relocation costs, which are not covered by federal student loan programs. You can also use the loan to cover board examination expenses.

Defer Payments Until After School
  • The Residency and Relocation Loan gives you the flexibility to defer payments while you are enrolled at least half time and for three years after graduating school.
Lower Your Interest Rate
  • When you enter repayment, you can lower your interest rate by 0.25 percentage point while enrolled to make your scheduled monthly payments by automatic debit.
Cover the Cost of Finding a Residency
  • You can borrow as little as $1,000 or as much as $20,000.
Be In Control of Your Funds
  • All disbursements are made directly to you.
Enjoy Total Convenience
  • 24/7 online account management.
  • Easy online application—about 15 minutes is all you need.
Encouraging Responsible Borrowing

Sallie Mae has helped more than 30 million Americans pay for college since 1972. We encourage students and families to supplement their savings by exploring grants, scholarships, federal and state student loans, and to consider the anticipated monthly payments on their total student loan debt and their expected future earnings before considering a private education loan.

Interest Rates
  • Rates are variable, and range from LIBOR + % (% APR) to LIBOR + % (% APR).
  • Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction while enrolled to make scheduled monthly payments by automatic debit.
Loan Limits
  • Students can borrow from $1,000 up to $20,000.
  • No origination fees.
  • No repayment fees.
Repayment Terms
  • No payments required while you're in school.
  • Flexible repayment options are available.
  • No prepayment penalty.
  • Repayment begins three years after graduation or nine months after leaving school or dropping to less than half-time status.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a foreign borrower applying with a creditworthy cosigner who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and present U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) documents. Foreign borrowers must be attending a school located in the U.S.
  • You must be enrolled in your final year of study at an allopathic or veterinary medicine school.
  • You must expect to be awarded the M.D., V.M.D. or D.V.M. degree during the same academic program year that you are applying for the Residency & Relocation Loan.
  • You must meet current credit and other eligibility criteria.

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To participate in the Sallie Mae Residency and Relocation Loan program, veterinary medical schools are required to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and medical schools are required to be accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

1 Variable rates may increase after consummation. Interest is charged while you are in school and during the applicable separation period of either 36 months after graduation or 9 months after withdrawal from school or attendance falling below half-time status. Any interest that remains unpaid when you enter full repayment will be added to your loan balance.

2 The rate reduction benefit applies only if the recurring payment is successfully deducted from the designated account and is suspended during forbearances and certain deferments. For multi-party loans, only one party may enroll in auto debit.

3 Only the borrower may apply for cosigner release. The borrower must provide proof of successful completion of school, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be current and have made 12 consecutive on-time payments of principal and interest immediately before applying, and pass a credit check including income verification when the release request is processed.

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

Residency & Relocation Loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank® or a lender partner.

Information advertised valid as of 3/25/2014.


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