When you graduate or withdraw from the University your loans will need to be paid back. You may begin repayment immediately, or have a time period of deferment on your loans. It all depends on your circumstances.
The university will send a notice to complete loan exit documents to your @redlands.edu email. This is the first step in understanding your loan repayment. Below is additional information about loan repayment. You can always contact us if you need assistance.
Federal Direct Loans
You will begin repayment on your Direct Loans six months after you graduate, leave the University of Redlands, or drop below half-time. You are required to complete Loan Exit Counseling upon graduating or upon leaving the University of Redlands. This process is crucial and will provide you with important information in regards to repaying your loan. The Federal Direct Loan program offers options to students who need help with repayment of Federal Direct Loans including consolidation, deferment, forbearance, and income-sensitive repayment.
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%. University policy requires that you complete an Exit Interview upon graduating or separating from the university.
Repayment of the Perkins Loan begins 9 months after a student graduates, withdraws from school, or drops below half-time enrollment. The interest rate for this loan is fixed at 5%. Federal regulations require that you complete an Exit Interview upon graduating or separating from the university.
Federal Student Aid has provided a short video with information about what to expect when entering repayment.
To view the total amount of federal loans that you have borrowed, you can go to https://studentaid.gov/ and log in to view the breakdown of subsidized, unsubsidized, and total loan amounts borrowed, as well as the Loan Servicer assigned. You will want to contact the servicer listed, to discuss the various repayment options offered, and select the one that is best for you.
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* Monthly payment rate is based on a 10-year (120 month) plan
This document provides information on deferment and forbearance. You can review this and contact your loan servicer to discuss if you are eligible for either if you are having difficulties making payments.