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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 None, since interest payments are mandatory 30 days after the loan is disbursed
Payments Required While Enrolled? Yes, monthly interest payments only
Separation Period (after the in-school period and before interest and principal repayment begins) Two months after official graduation (3)
Note: interest-only payments required while enrolled
Principal and Interest Repayment Term 36 months (3 years) 60 months (5 years)

This example shows the monthly payments of a $10,000 interest-only type Skills Fund loan:

Example on a $10,000 loan 36 Month Loan 60 Month Loan
General Annual Percentage Rate 11.16% (4) 12.51% (5)
Finance Charge (the dollar amount the credit will cost you) $2,294 (4) $4,040 (5)
Interest-Only Monthly Payment $78 (4) $95 (5)
Monthly Payment $331 (4) $226 (5)
    • (1) The 4.0% origination fee is assessed to all loans, and is added to the principal request, so for example, requesting $10,000 will result in a $400 origination fee that will be added to your loan balance and increase the amount you will accrue interest against to $10,400.
    • (2) Interest rates are fixed and never vary.
    • (3) Graduation dates are determined by the school, and full repayment begins 2 months after that date.
    • (4) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $10,000, a 4.0% origination fee, paying interest on the loan for 3 months while enrolled in the program and 2 months of grace, then the 36 month principal and interest period.
    • (5) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $10,000, a 4.0% origination fee, paying interest on the loan for 3 months while enrolled in the program and 2 months of grace, then the 60 month principal and interest period.