College Corner

STUDENT LOANS

Need funding for college?

Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate student, or parent, 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 undergraduates, graduate students, and parents.

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

Smart Option Student Loan® for Undergraduate Students Parent Loan

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

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. 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: This information is for students attending 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.

Borrowers must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the school is located outside of the United States. Non-U.S. citizen borrowers who reside in the U.S. are eligible with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and are required to provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.

Parent Loan: This information is for borrowers with students attending participating degree-granting schools. The student is not eligible to be a borrower or cosigner. The borrower, cosigner and student must be U.S. citizens or

U.S. permanent residents. The school may refund loan funds directly to the student, and if that occurs, borrower, and cosigner (if applicable) would still be responsible for repaying that amount. 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 you a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as provided in your promissory note: First to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.

SALLIE MAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

ONE Essay – 2 SCHOLARSHIPS

 
 

2021 Donald Jeffers Scholarship

As a Sharefax Credit Union member, you are eligible for two scholarship opportunities!

This year, Sharefax Credit Union is awarding one $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships for post-high school studies in the 2021-2022 school year. In addition, the Credit Union Outreach Alliance is awarding at least eight $1,000 scholarships for the same purpose.

To qualify, you must be at least a senior in a local high school and plan to enroll in post-high school studies, including vocational, professional and academic studies, which are not limited to colleges and universities. Applicants may also be anyone who is obtaining an Associates or Bachelor Degree. You yourself must be a primary member of Sharefax Credit Union to be eligible.

 By submitting this application, you will be considered for scholarships by both, Sharefax Credit Union and the Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance.

 Please return your completed application to: Sharefax Credit Union, Scholarship Committee, 7443 S. Mason Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH 45040, postmarked no later than February 12, 2021. This form may be reproduced on a computer.

Winners only will be notified by email by April 3, 2020.  Names of the winners may be published in the local newspaper after the awards dinner.

Deadline was Friday, February 12, 2021

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE


Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance Scholarship

the Credit Union Outreach Alliance is awarding at least eight $1,000 scholarships for the same purpose.

To qualify for the scholarship award, an applicant must be at least a high school senior in pursuit of post-secondary education of any kind, including professional, vocational, and academic studies not limited to colleges and universities.  The applicant must be a primary member of a Credit Union located in one of the Chapter area counties, which are Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Warren, and Butler.

Winners only will be notified by email by April 9, 2021. Names of the winners may be published in the local newspaper after the awards dinner.

FOR APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.


Ohio Credit Union Foundation Video Scholarship – TO BE ANNOUNCED

 


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