The Redlands Loan is designed to help meet the financial needs of the University of Redlands’ undergraduate students and is packaged according to the University’s packaging policy for the current financial aid year. Funding is limited. Repayment of the Redlands Loan begins 6 months after a student graduates, withdraws from school, or drops below half-time enrollment. The interest rate for this loan is fixed at 5%. The loan may be repaid over a period of 10 years. The amount of the installment payment will depend upon the size of the loan debt, but the minimum monthly payment is $50. The amount of the installment payment will depend upon the size of the loan debt, but the minimum monthly payment is $50. If a student is awarded a Redlands Loan for the first time, an e-mail explaining the steps to accept the loan will be sent to their University of Redlands e-mail address.
Accepting the Redlands Loan
If this is your first time accepting the Redlands Loan in your financial aid award, you must complete all of the following: Entrance Interview, Truth-in-Lending Act Disclosure (TILA), and Master Promissory Note (MPN).
The Entrance Interview is designed to help you better understand the terms and conditions of the Redlands Loan you are borrowing, as well as your rights and responsibilities before you borrow money. Please follow the instructions below to complete your Entrance Interview.
- When asked to select a loan choose “Institutional Loans” for the type of loan you expect to owe after graduation.
- When asked for loan details, please select the following: Fixed Interest Rate = 5%; Frequency = Monthly; Length = 10 yrs; Minimum = $50.
- For any section that is not applicable (references, spouse, etc.) – Input “NA” or “N/A”
The Truth-in-Lending Act Disclosure (TILA) is designed to promote the informed use of consumer credit, by requiring disclosures about its terms and cost to standardize the manner in which costs associated with borrowing are calculated and disclosed. If you have borrowed a Redlands Loan before, you are only required to complete the Truth in Lending Act disclosures. *Please note that the TILA must be completed before you are eligible to sign the MPN and the TILA must be completed on a yearly basis.
The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is the document that makes you legally responsible for repaying your Redlands Loan.
If you receive an “Unable to Verify” notification during the “Self Certification” section of your Redlands Loan Documents, you will be given the option to print the documents instead. Please print out all of the documents, sign and return them to the Student Financial Services Office.
University policy requires that you complete an Exit Interview upon graduating or separating from the university. This process is crucial and will provide you with important information in regards to repaying your loan.
We will receive confirmation once these processes have been completed.