Student Loans

Wherever you are in your higher education, get the money you need for school. Student loans from East River Federal Credit Union in partnership with Sallie Mae® could help!

 

For those attending a degree-granting institution

Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student these flexible loans are designed to meet your needs:

  • Competitive variable and fixed interest rates
  • No origination fees; no prepayment penalty1
  • Multiple repayment options

Learn which loan is right for you

Smart Option Student Loan® for Undergraduate Students

Pay for your bachelor's, associate's, or certificate expenses at a degree-granting school

Graduate

Plus, the graduate loan suite is designed to meet the needs of students in specific fields of study.

‚ÄčFind out which loan is right for you

Borrow responsibly
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.

These loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner. East River Federal Credit Union is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of loan customers.

Smart Option Student Loan and graduate loan products: These loans are for students at participating degree-granting schools. Smart Option Student Loan information is for undergraduates only. Graduate Certificate/Continuing Education coursework is not eligible for MBA, Medical, Dental, and Law School Loans. Students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must reside in the U.S., attend a participating school in the U.S., apply with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify their identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

1 Although we do not charge a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as outlined in your promissory note—first to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.

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East River Federal Credit Union offers six $1000 Educational Scholarships annually. The application is typcially available in January. Scholarships are awarded to six graduating seniors or those currently enrolled full-time college, university, or vocational students who are members of East River Federal Credit Union for at least one year. To learn more about eligibility, selection, and how to apply, click here or call (605) 256-8145 or (800) 667-6039.