Sallie Mae® Official Smart Option Student Loan®
Now you can pay for college the smart way with great repayment options!
The Sharefax Credit Union Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae® is an ideal solution to help bridge that gap between federal loans and the cost of your education expenses.
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The Smart Option Student Loan features and benefits:
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Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan Terms and Conditions.
Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan Terms and Conditions
You must attend an eligible school and be enrolled in an eligible program. U.S. citizens enrolled
in eligible study abroad programs or studying at medical schools outside the United States are
also eligible. International students are eligible with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident) and appropriate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
You must meet current credit and other eligibility criteria
1 Market leading rates based on a May 7, 2010 review of competitor rates and APRs. Rates for borrowers attending
degree-granting institutions range from LIBOR + 2.500% to LIBOR + 10.875% (2.87% APR to 10.48% APR) (LIBOR of
0.375% as of 5/25/2010) with no origination fees. Rates for borrowers attending non-degree granting institutions range
from LIBOR + 7.75% to LIBOR + 12.5% (8.13% APR to13.88% APR) (LIBOR of 0.375% as of 5/25/2010) and the
origination fee ranges from 0% to 5%. The APR and interest rate on your loan will be variable rates and will changed
based on changes in the one-month LIBOR rate. Your interest rate and monthly payment may increase if the one-month
LIBOR rate increases.
2 No origination fees apply to borrowers attending degree-granting institutions only. Please
visit your financial aid office for more information.
3The $25/month fixed repayment option for Smart Option Student Loans and its pricing is
effective for new loan applications initiated on or after June 28, 2010, and is subject to
change. The following typical loan example uses approximated numbers, is for informational
purposes only and is an example of loan terms available through the Smart Option Student
Loan: A Smart Option Student Loan made to a freshman borrower at a degree granting
institution of $10,000 with two disbursements and a 10.05% APR [Interest rate of LIBOR +
10.375% (LIBOR of 0. 375% as of 5/25/2010) and no origination fee or disbursement fee]. APR
may increase after consummation. Repayment consists of 51 fixed $25/month payments
(in-school period of 45 months plus separation period of 6 months), followed by 119
principal and interest payments of $179.79 per month and one payment of $115.65.
4 2% reward is available during initial in-school and separation period only. If borrower leaves school but returns later, the
reward will not be available for any subsequent in-school period. Primary borrower must be of the age of majority in his or
her state of residence (typically 18 years old) and must indicate current Upromise membership or enroll in Upromise at the
time of loan application. To be eligible to receive the 2% reward, the borrower may not have had two
consecutive scheduled payments past due on the loan for which the benefit is available. If the
borrower has two consecutive scheduled payments past due, he or she will no longer be
eligible for the reward on that loan. If all conditions are met, primary borrower will earn 2% of
the scheduled payment amount in Upromise rewards into his or her Upromise account
for each on time payment. The 2% reward is not earned on payment amounts in excess of the
scheduled payment. Benefit is subject to the terms and conditions of the Upromise service (as
may be amended from time-to-time), including without limitation, restrictions on conversion,
transfer and redemption of rewards, reward denomination, including whether and under what
circumstances the rewards have independent cash value, and terms relating to fees and/or
the forfeiture of rewards. Benefit available on eligible loans first disbursed on or after June 1,
5 Benefit for enrolling in monthly recurring automatic debit payments is available for as long as monthly payment is
successfully deducted from the designated bank account. Benefit is suspended during periods of forbearance and certain
6 To qualify for cosigner release, the borrower must have successfully completed school, made 12 consecutive on-time
principal and interest payments, meet age of majority requirements, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet the
underwriting requirements when the release request is processed. Account must remain current until the request for
cosigner release is processed.
7 Borrow up to the cost of attendance (minimum $1,000) as certified by your school and confirmed by Sallie Mae, less
other financial aid received. Sallie Mae reserves the right to approve a lower loan amount than what the school has
Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank® or a lender partner. Borrower benefit information valid as of
June 14, 2010.
SALLIE MAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK THE SALLIE MAE WEBSITE TO OBTAIN THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.