Student Loans for College

With the most options of any lender, we’ll help you find the best way to pay for college.

Ready to apply? Ask a Citizen about our student loan options for college and grad school.

Whether you’re a student looking ahead to college or a parent preparing to make it happen, we’re here to help. After all, with Citizens Bank, it’s about more than a great rate on college loans. It’s about having a team of Education Finance Specialists on your side with the right types of student loans to put school in reach.

Citizens Bank Student Loan™

Put great rates and flexible terms to work for you.

  • We offer low, competitive fixed and variable interest rates. View our current rates.
  • Lower your interest rate by up to 0.50 percentage points with available discounts1
  • Flexible repayment options (see examples)
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
  • NEW Multi Year Borrowing Option
    Qualified borrowers have access to a simplified, streamlined process to request funds in subsequent years. Terms and Conditions apply.2 Applicants who qualify will be presented with the Multi Year Borrowing Option in the application to lock in their student loan terms.

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Citizens Bank Student Loan™ for Parents

Get an average fee savings of $637* with a better alternative to the Federal Direct PLUS loan.

  • 10-year fixed interest rate as low as 6.29% APR for approved borrowers (includes automatic payment and loyalty discounts). Lower rate is available with a 5 year repayment term3 (repayment examples)
  • No application, origination, or disbursement fees
  • Interest-only or immediate repayment options on Student Loans for Parents
  • For parents or any qualified borrower

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Q. How long will I wait between applying for the student loan and having access to the funds?

A. Your school will set the disbursement date(s) for your loan and make funds available to you upon receipt. Once that happens, we have a quick and easy application process that allows you to complete all required documentation in a few business days.

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Application timeline

What to expect when you apply for our college loans:

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What do I need to apply?

Submit an application
Once approved, choose your rate and repayment length
Upload requested documents
E-sign your loan
School receives payment

The student loan process,
month by month

Wondering what needs to happen when? Find out with our calendar for college loans.

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Paying for school: Student loan options & more

Understand scholarships and grants, different types of student loans, and more. Read more about the student loan process

Undergraduate student loans

Looking for help paying for college? Our undergraduate school loans offer competitive interest rate options and flexible repayment terms.

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Graduate student loans

If you’re ready to advance your education, we’re ready to help. Our Citizens Bank Graduate Student Loans offer competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms.

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