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Fixed rates:

5.49% APR

to 12.87% APR

Variable rates:

5.62% APR

to 12.24% APR

Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount. Only the most credit-worthy applicants may receive the lowest rates.

Get the money you need, plus features that can help make college happen for your student

100% coverage

Pay all your student's school-certified expenses like tuition, fees, books, housing, meals, travel, and even a laptop.

No origination fee or prepayment penalty

Pay as early and as much as you’d like with no penalty.

Cost-saving feature

Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction when you enroll and make monthly payments with auto debit.

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Get four months of free study and homework support, worth $100, with Study StarterSM.

Choose the loan options that work for you

Select a fixed or variable interest rate


Fixed rates: 5.49% – 12.87% APR

Get predictable monthly payments with a rate that doesn’t change over time.


Variable rates: 5.62% – 12.24% APR

Your interest rate can rise or fall as the market index changes, so your Parent Loan payments may vary over time.

Choose how you’d like to repay your loan

Start by paying just the interest

Get budget flexibility—make interest-only payments while your student is in school for up to 48 months, and then principal and interest payments for the remaining life of the loan.

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It may take longer to pay of your Parent Loan than with the principal and interest repayment option.

Pay off your loan faster

You can pay off your loan faster by making principal and interest payments while your student is in school and your total Parent Loan cost will likely be lower, compared to the interest repayment option.

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Your monthly Parent Loan payments will likely be higher while your student is in school, compared to the interest repayment option.

Applying is easy

1

Provide some basic info

Give some details about yourself. Apply for this loan as a parent or any creditworthy individual. (Students may not apply themselves.)

2

Choose your options

After you’re approved, pick the repayment option and interest rate type that suit your budget and timeframe.

3

Accept your loan

Review, sign, and accept your loan documents; we’ll take care of the rest with your school.


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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.

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.

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.

Loan amount cannot exceed the cost of attendance less financial aid received as certified by the school. Sallie Mae reserves the right to approve a lower loan amount than the school-certified amount. Miscellaneous personal expenses (such as a laptop) may be included in the cost of attendance for students enrolled at least half time.

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.

Borrower or cosigner must enroll in auto debit through Sallie Mae. The rate reduction 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. This benefit may be suspended during periods of forbearance or deferment, if available for the loan.

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.

Borrowers and cosigners who have an available FICO® Score and a Sallie Mae loan with a current balance greater than $0, may receive their score quarterly after the first disbursement of their loan. The FICO® Score provided to you is the FICO® Score 8 based on TransUnion data, and is the same score that Sallie Mae uses, along with other information, to manage your account. FICO® Scores and associated educational content are provided solely for your own non-commercial personal review, use and benefit. This benefit may change or end in the future. FICO® is a registered trademark of the Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Sallie Mae Parent Loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner.

Information advertised valid as of 8/2/2019.

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.