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Citizens Bank is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. (NMLS ID# 433960) and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania (NMLS ID# 522615).
Citizens Bank corporate headquarters: One Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
1 Average savings of $604 are calculated using the 2015/2016 Award Year Federal Direct PLUS Loan program reporting (as of 5/11/2016 for quarter ending March 31, 2016 not including Grad PLUS) of originations of ~$11.4 billion to 802,968 borrowers through 873,729 loans with an average loan size of $14,133.84. Average fee savings is possible with either private student loan option we offer, including the Citizens Bank Student Loan™ or the Citizens Bank Student Loan™ for Parents.
U.S. Dept. of Education. The loan fee is a percentage of the loan amount and is proportionately deducted from each loan disbursement. Origination fee of 4.272% is valid through September 30, 2016. For Loans first disbursed between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 the origination fee is 4.276%
2 Borrowers need to remain credit qualified in order to access funds in subsequent years. We reserve the right to discontinue this loan program at any time. If we do so, we will provide you with advance notice. If you enroll in this loan program, your Promissory Note will describe the complete terms, conditions and limitations of the program.
3 Interest rate reduction of up to 0.50 percentage points is possible with the following discounts:
LOYALTY DISCOUNT: The borrower will be eligible for a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction on their loan if the borrower or their co-signer (if applicable) has a qualifying account in existence with us at the time the borrower and their co-signer (if applicable) have submitted a completed application authorizing us to review their credit request for the loan. The following are qualifying accounts: any checking account, savings account, money market account, certificate of deposit, automobile loan, home equity loan, home equity line of credit, mortgage, credit card account, or other student loans owned by Citizens Bank, N.A. Please note, our checking and savings account options are only available in the following states: CT, DE, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI and VT. This discount will be reflected in the interest rate disclosed in the Loan Approval Disclosure that will be provided to the borrower once the loan is approved. Limit of one Loyalty Discount per loan, and discount will not be applied to prior loans. The Loyalty Discount will remain in effect for the life of the loan.
AUTOMATIC PAYMENT BENEFIT: Borrowers will be eligible to receive a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction on their student loans owned by Citizens Bank, N.A. during such time as payments are required to be made and our loan servicer is authorized to automatically deduct payments each month from any bank account the borrower designates. Benefit is not available when payments are not due, such as during forbearance. If our loan servicer is unable to successfully withdraw the automatic deductions from the designated account three or more times within any 12-month period, the borrower will no longer be eligible for this benefit.
4 Borrowers may apply for co-signer release after making 36 consecutive on-time payments of principal and interest. For the purpose of the application for co-signer release, on-time payments are defined as payments received within 15 days of the due date. Interest only payments do not qualify. The borrower must meet certain credit and eligibility guidelines when applying for the co-signer release. Borrowers must complete an application for release and provide income verification documents as part of the review. Borrowers who use deferment or forbearance will need to make 36 consecutive on-time payments after reentering repayment to qualify for release. The borrower applying for co-signer release must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If an application for co-signer release is denied, the borrower may not reapply for co-signer release until at least one year from the date the application for co-signer release was received. Terms and conditions apply.
Citizens Bank Student Loan™: Borrowers must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-granting program at an eligible institution. Borrowers must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or an international borrower with a creditworthy U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer. For borrowers who have not attained the age of majority in their state of residence, a co-signer will be required. Citizens Bank 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. Rates subject to change. Citizens Bank 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 Citizens Bank-participating school. Please Note: International Students are not eligible to receive an offer for the Multi Year Borrowing Option.
Rates and offer subject to change. All accounts, loans, and services are subject to individual approval.