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One decision. Big impact.

Take a break from your student loans by refinancing.

For a limited time: Relax with no payments and no interest for 3 months.1 You'll get $400 back too!2

IMPORTANT: Federal student loan payments and interest are set to resume no later than June 30, 2023, pending the outcome of legal challenges to the Biden Administration’s proposed federal student loan debt cancellation measures. For details on these measures, which are strictly tied to federal student loans and have no impact on private student loans, visit studentaid.gov. Carefully consider your options before refinancing federal student loans, as they will no longer qualify for current and future federal benefits once refinanced with a private lender.


Please note that the measures noted above are strictly tied to federal student loans and have no impact on private student loans.

 

Going to college and continuing your education created more opportunities for your future. And now it's time to create a student loan repayment plan that works for you too.

Refinancing and consolidating your student loans can help you take control of your payments. We service all of our student loans, so you'll always work with us to make your payment. And you'll enjoy other benefits, like:

 


 

See the benefits of how refinancing can make it easier to pay off your student loans. 

  • Enjoy no payments for 3 months.1
    Relax and don’t worry about a payment for 3 months after you close your loan. You won’t be charged interest during this time either.1
  • Get $400 back.2
    You’ll receive $400 in cash back to save or use as you please.
  • Help provide scholarships.
    Your student loan refinance can help other students too. We’ll donate $100 to provide scholarships for students in Michigan.2
  • Make one payment.
    Consolidate your private, federal, and PLUS loans together for one easy monthly payment.*

 

Current Rates

Variable Rate Solution

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Interest rates and monthly payments rise and fall according to the Prime index. The variable rate option does allow for a longer repayment period than a fixed rate option, which could result in a lower monthly payment. Learn More


5-year Repayment Term: 5.74% - 7.50% APR

10-year Repayment Term: 5.90% - 8.00% APR

15-year Repayment Term: 6.00% - 8.50% APR

 

Fixed Rate Solution

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Your interest rate and monthly payment will remain the same for the life of your loan. The fixed rate option offers a shorter repayment period than a variable rate option, which could result in a higher monthly payment. Learn More


5-year Repayment Term: 4.74% - 8.00% APR

10-year Repayment Term: 4.90% - 8.75% APR

15-year Repayment Term: 5.50% - 9.00% APR

Common Questions

If you are a college graduate currently in repayment, a recent college graduate, or a parent who took out student loans for a child, you may want to consider refinancing your student loans. For those with high interest rate student loans, refinancing might be a good way to lower the interest rates on your private or federal student loans (including parent and graduate PLUS). Choosing a new repayment term that fits your needs could help you simplify multiple payments or adjust your repayment terms.

Refinancing could potentially reduce the amount of interest you pay long term, but be sure to compare your options to determine what solution is right for you. Remember, Federal loans offer some special benefits, for example, public service forgiveness and economic hardship programs, that may not be accessible to you after you refinance. See disclosures for more details.

A Direct Consolidation Loan from the federal government allows you to consolidate (combine) multiple federal education loans into one loan. The result is a single monthly payment for your federal student loans at one interest rate instead of multiple payments.

Refinancing your student loans involves working with a private lender like your credit union. This lender will pay off your existing loans (which may include private and federal loans) and combine them through consolidation. You will then make a single loan payment to the new private lender.

Please visit our eligibility page.

Private, Federal, and Institutional

Fixed interest rates offer a predictable monthly payment with a rate that doesn’t change over time – you’re locked in at the current rate for the life of your loan. With a fixed rate, you also know exactly how much interest you’ll pay over the life of your loan. Fixed rates may be slightly higher than variable rates, so you’ll need to weigh the benefits of consistency versus a potentially lower variable rate.

Variable interest rates offer potentially lower starting rates which can result in lower payments, but your interest rate can rise and fall over the life of your loan. That means, your monthly payment and total interest may vary as well. Variable rates may be lower up front with a lower monthly payment, so you’ll need to weigh these benefits versus the consistency of a fixed rate.

Credit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned financial institutions that exist to serve the financial needs of their member owners. Unlike for-profit banks and lenders, when you borrow from a credit union you’re supporting a local business focused on the needs of its members, not bank stakeholders. Because credit unions aren't focused on making a profit, they value educating each of their members on which financial option would be best for their own situation.

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