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Skills Fund Loan 36 Month Loan 60 Month Loan
Cosigners Note: Up to 1 cosigner might be required in some instances.
Origination Fee 4.0% of loan requested (1)
Interest Rate(2) Fixed
8.99%
Fixed
10.99%
Capitalization of Interest -Interest-only type loans: no interest will be capitalized.
Payments Required While Enrolled? -Interest-only type loans: monthly interest payments are required.
Separation Period (after the in-school period and before interest and principal repayment begins) 60 days after official graduation (3)
Note: interest-only type loans require interest-only payments while in school and during the separation period.
Principal and Interest Repayment Term 36 months (3 years) 60 months (5 years)

This example shows the monthly payments of a $12,000 interest-only type Skills Fund loan:

Example on a $12,000 loan 36 Month Loan 60 Month Loan
Annual Percentage Rate 11.08% (4) 12.48% (5)
Finance Charge (the dollar amount the credit will cost you) $2,846 (4) $4,963 (5)
Interest-Only Monthly Payment $94 (4) $114 (5)
Monthly Payment $397 (4) $271 (5)
  • (1) The 4.0% origination fee is assessed to all loans, and is added to the principal request, so for example, a $12,000 will generate a $480 origination charge that will increase the loaned amount to $12,480.
  • (2) Interest rates are fixed and never vary.
  • (3) Graduation dates are determined by the school, and full repayment begins 60 calendar days after that date.
  • (4) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $12,000, a 4.0% origination fee, paying interest on the loan for 4 months while enrolled in the program and 2 month of grace, then the 36 month principal and interest period.
  • (5) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $12,000, a 4.0% origination fee, paying interest on the loan for 4 months while enrolled in the program and 2 month of grace, then the 60 month principal and interest period.