Wherever you are in your higher education, get the money you need for school. Student loans from Sharefax Credit Union in partnership with Sallie Mae® could help! For borrowers attending a degree-granting institution

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Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student get money for school from Sallie Mae® Student loans from Sharefax Credit Union in partnership with Sallie Mae® could help! Sallie Mae® higher education loans are designed for the needs of undergraduate and graduate students.
-Competitive interest rates
-Multiple repayment options
-No origination fees; no prepayment penalty1

Smart Option Student Loan® for Undergraduate Students

Plus, the graduate loan suite is designed to meet
the needs of students in specific fields of study.
Find out which loan is right for you, click here.

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. Sharefax 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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2024 Ohio Credit Union Foundation Video Scholarship

There is still time for your college-bound or college-enrolled student members to apply for the 2024 Ohio Credit Union Foundation Video Scholarship. Applications are being accepted through April 26, and students may win a $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000 towards college tuition.

Promoting the program is a great way to support members pursuing higher education and showcase your credit union's people-first mission.

The three scholarships are available to student applicants who are at least a high school senior, a member of an Ohio-based credit union, and plan to pursue an undergraduate degree for the 2024-2025 school year. Complete details can be found here.

How to Apply
Student should create and submit a 1 to 2-1/2-minute video addressing:

"How does your credit union demonstrate financial inclusion for all?"

Video entries should be innovative, and can be simple, funny, serious, edgy, or anything in between. Entries will be judged on originality, content accuracy, and how effectively they answer the scholarship question.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2024, by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT.

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$2,000 Award

Alexandra Ally Bissman

Lebanon High School


$1,000 Award

Miya Moore

Sinclair Community College


$1,000 Award

Asher Young

North Adams High School

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Jonathan Waldmann

Sophia Cucchetti

Elizabeth Schutte

Emma Fritsch

Evan Kuhn

Natalie South

Maggie Evan

Luke Hawes

Isaiah Roman

Caroline McKernan

Dawson Hitt

Sam Lambert

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