Student Loan Calculator

Part of including a student loan in your financial aid package is knowing how to budget for your payments after you're done with school. To help students with this, we created a simple way to estimate your payments via our student loan payment calculator. Use the tool below to calculate your monthly payments based on specific interest rates or your estimated credit.

Private Student Loan Payment Calculator

To get the most accurate estimate, specify how much you plan to borrow in total student loans. Don't include scholarships or federal student loans.

Amount you plan to borrow: $ .00

Interest Rate

<- OR ->

Credit Rating

* Disclaimer: This calculator is provided for informational purposes only. Calculated results are based on many factors, including the assumptions provided by the user. We cannot and do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to result accuracy or applicability to the user's particular circumstances. It is the responsibility of the user to verify that all of the output and resulting calculations are correct. This calculator should not be used by anyone to make material financial decisions and should be used solely for informational purposes. Actual terms will be set by your lender or your school. We encourage any user to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

Calculate your Student Loan Payment

When applying for a student loan it is very important to consider your repayment options. Many borrowers are not aware of the different types of helpful budget-friendly repayment plans offered through their lender.

Learn more about student loan repayment.

Tips for Using the Student Loan Calculator

This tool should be used to estimate your monthly payment after graduation. Students who borrow through an unsubsidized or private student loan should consider that interest will accumulate during your in-school period if you are not making payments. You should therefore estimate the amount you are borrowing plus interest that will accumulate while you are in school.

Private (alternative) student loans typically have a variable rate. Consider estimating a higher rate that what you have right now to be conservative in calculating your student loan repayment amounts. Student loan rates vary by program. Know what rates you are getting before taking out a new loan.

Know Your Credit Score

An alternative student loan is a credit-based loan. As such, it's important to know exactly where your credit stands, because it is a key factor in determining your interest rate for the loan. The higher your credit, the lower the interest rate and the smaller your monthly payments. Check your credit score now.

For more information about alternative student loans, check out our frequently asked questions page, or simply get started and apply for an alternative student loan.