Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Addendum to International Student Financial Aid

Following on the last blog post.....

Just for frame of reference, here is the current interest rate information from the financial aid office. Please note this applies to international students and is for informational purposes only. It is not a guarantee that the rates will be the same in the future because the rates are reviewed and adjusted on a quarterly basis.
The interest rate on the International Student Loan without a cosigner is variable and is adjusted quarterly and is based on the 3 month LIBOR plus 3.5%. The current in school rate is 8.61% and 8.76% in repayment. This rate is good until 3/31/2007. There is a 5% insurance fee that is deducted from each disbursement.

The interest rate on the UC Alternative loan with a cosigner is also a variable rate and is also adjusted quarterly. This interest rate is based on the 91 day T-Bill plus 3.25% in school and 91 day T-Bill plus 3.40% in repayment. The current interest rate is 8.254% in school 8.404% in repayment. This rate is good until 3/31/2007. There is no insurance fee on this loan.

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