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Private Student Loans for Continuing Education


START Continuing Education Loan

The START Continuing Education Loan is designed to help students attending school on a part-time basis.

Repayment is automatically deferred for up to two years, depending on enrollment status and program type.

For more information and rates:
link to the START Continuing Education Loan brochure
(PDF format)
  Apply: START Private Education Loanor dial 1-866-230-4578

Loan Benefits and Advantages
competitive interest rates
fast, easy, no hassle application
no application fees or other out-of-pocket fees
funding in as few as 5 business days from receipt of completed application
preliminary approval in as little as 15 minutes if applying by web or phone
generous loan amounts: see loan limits
repayment is automatically deferred for up to two years, depending on enrollment status and program type
no prepayment penalty
available for past due tuition balances, too
funds disbursed directly to you!

Loan Limits

borrow from $1,500 to $30,000 a year
$130,000 aggregate maximum borrowing limit

Repayment Terms
favorable repayment terms*
no pre-payment penalties
minimum monthly payment of $25*
  *Open the START PDF Continuing Education brochure and view the repayment examples on page 5 of the brochure

Loan Eligibility
enrolled in a degree program less than half-time as defined by your school or enrolled in a certificate or technical training program
attending a TERI-approved school* (call 1-800-255-TERI) to confirm eligibility of school)
proof of enrollment must be provided
  *TERI is the guarantor of the START Continuing Education Loan and approves all participating schools

Credit Guidelines
You must meet the credit guidelines below
(a co-signer may be required):
satisfactory credit history, residence and employment history of at least two years
proof of current income
if self-employed, verifiable business income for at least two years
U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have resided in the U.S. for the previous two years

international students must apply with a qualified credit-worthy U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer

Deferment Options

for certificate/degree granting programs:
repayment is deferred until the earlier of

  • two years after the first disbursement,
  • six months after graduation, or
  • six months after enrollment has ended

non-certificate/non- degree granting programs: repayment may be deferred until the earlier of

  • six months after end of the academic period for which the loan is taken, or
  • six months after enrollment has ended
  More information and repayment charts available:
click here

Apply Online Now: click here
or answer your questions at: 866-230-4578

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