Low Interest Student Loans

By: Christian Phelps

Introduction

Like everything good, even education comes at a high price these days. In shaping one's future and career, no one can deny the importance of higher education these days. But, the greater costs may mar the chances of many people making it to the league of those who follow their dreams and complete their education. Low interest student loans are offered by finance companies or various moneylenders, and this may help you indeed making your dreams come true.

General definition

Broadly, there are two types of low interest student loans: secured loans and unsecured loans. Secured loans are those, which require you to offer the lender any of your assets, most commonly a house, as collateral. For lenders, this collateral serves as a security against defaults in payments by the borrower. Contrary to secured loans, to avail unsecured loan, borrowers do not need to offer any collateral. Therefore, the lenders have more risk in unsecured loans than in secured.

Now-a-day, financing companies have started low interest rate student loans in case of unsecured loans also, which effectively means, between the two lenders one may offer a lower rate of interest than the other. The lower rate of interest in case of the first lender makes the loan cheaper than the loan offered by the second lender. These loans are even available online and can be used to finance all sorts of educational expenses for students.

Persons who can apply

Anyone undergoing higher education may apply for these loans. All one has to do is to give a valid identity proof, address proof and documents establishing the ownership of collateral in the case of low interest secured loans. A cosigner with good credit rating may be a bonus in your profile.

Interest rates and loan repayment

Generally interest rates are very low for low interest student loans, very much going by the name itself. The loan repayment term vary from 3 to 25 years depending on your credit rating and your financial profile.

Student Loans
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Student Loans