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1 Variable rate, based on the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") published in The Wall Street Journal on the twenty-fifth day, or the next business day, of the preceding calendar month. As of July 1, 2014, the one-month LIBOR rate is 0.15%. Variable interest rates range from 2.65% - 9.40% (2.65% - 9.16% APR) and will fluctuate over the term of your loan with changes in the LIBOR rate, and will vary based on applicable terms and presence of a co-signer. Fixed interest rates range from 5.75% - 11.75% (5.76% - 11.51% APR) based on applicable terms, degree selected and presence of a co-signer. Lowest rate requires application with co-signer, 5 year repayment term, and borrower making scheduled payments while in school. Subject to additional terms and conditions, and rates are subject to change at any time without notice. Such changes will only apply to applications taken after the effective date of change. Please note: Due to federal regulations, Charter One is required to provide every potential borrower with disclosure information before they apply for a private student loan. You will be presented with an Application Disclosure and an Approval Disclosure within the application process before you accept the terms and conditions of your loan.
2 Interest rate reduction of up to 0.75 percentage points is possible with the following discounts:
Double Loyalty Discount: Offer available from 7/1-8/31/14. The borrower will be eligible for a 0.50 percentage point interest rate reduction on a new TruFit Student Loan if the borrower or co-signer (if applicable) has a qualifying account in existence with us at the time the borrower and co-signer (if applicable) have submitted a completed application authorizing us to review the credit request for a TruFit Student Loan. The following are qualifying accounts: checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, automobile loans, home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, mortgages, credit card accounts, Education Refinance Loans or TruFit Student Loans. This discount will be reflected in the interest rate disclosed in the Approval Disclosure that will be provided once the loan is approved. There is a limit of one double loyalty discount per loan, and the discount will not be applied to prior loans. The double loyalty discount will remain in effect for the life of the loan.
ACH Benefit: During periods when payments are due, you will be eligible to receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction on your loan by authorizing our loan servicer to automatically deduct your payments each month from any bank account you designate. Benefit is not available when payments are not due, such as during deferment or forbearance or during periods where you have cancelled automatic deductions. If our loan servicer is unable to successfully withdraw the automatic deductions from the designated account two or more times within any 12-month period, you will no longer be eligible for this benefit.
TruFit Student Loan: Students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-granting program at an eligible institution. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or an international student with a creditworthy U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer. For students who have not attained the age of majority in their state of residence, a co-signer will be required. Charter One reserves the right to modify or discontinue these benefits at any time. Any changes to these benefits will not affect loans issued prior to the change date. Ranges subject to change. TruFit private student loans are subject to credit qualification, completion of a loan application/consumer credit agreement, verification of application information, and – if applicable – self-certification form, school certification of loan amount, and student’s enrollment at a TruFit-participating school.
Rates and offer subject to change.
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