Need Money for College?
Continuing your education is more important than ever, and so is making smart financial decisions when it comes to paying for that education, which is why we offer the Texas Extra Credit Education Loan through our partner, Higher Education Servicing Corp. Texas Extra Credit is a private student loan developed specifically to help Texas residents pay for college when scholarships, grants, and federal aid just aren’t enough to cover the full cost of attendance (see Important Notice on this page).
Learn more about Texas Extra Credit’s program features, valuable borrower benefits, and repayment options below.
- Complete your loan application online in as little as 15 minutes - initial credit decisions are typically made within minutes1
- Competitive fixed rates as low as 2.79% APR (with Auto Pay Discount5) to 7.60% APR2
- Borrow from $1,000 to $65,000 annually. Loans can even be used for past due balances3 (loans are certified by the school and may not exceed full cost of education minus other financial aid)
- Maximum aggregate loan limit is $150,000, inclusive of all student loan debt
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) not required
- No application or origination fees
- 0.25% interest rate reduction just for graduating4
- 0.25% interest rate reduction for auto-debit payments5
- Cosigner release after the first 24 consecutive on-time monthly loan payments6
- Death Forgiveness7
- Total & Permanent Disability Forgiveness8
- Choose from our three repayment options: Immediate, Interest-Only, or Fully Deferred Repayment6
- Choice of 5, 10, or 15 - year repayment terms
- Student borrower must be enrolled at least half time in a degree-granting program (as certified by the school) at an approved school
- Student borrower and cosigner (if applicable) must be permanent residents of Texas
- The applicant applying as creditworthy (i.e. the cosigner or the student applying without a cosigner) must provide proof of current income
- Student borrower and cosigner (if applicable) must be United States citizens/nationals or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States
Start Your Application Today
Completing the online loan application takes as little as 15 minutes. And the application makes it easy to invite a co-signer to the process, mix and match loan options, and compare loan scenarios, so you can select a loan that's right for you.
And don't worry, if you don't have all of the necessary information to complete your application, we'll save it (securely) for you.
If you decide to apply for a private loan, it is best to apply with a creditworthy cosigner as most student applicants do not meet the credit criteria. Having a cosigner may also help secure a lower interest rate.
Higher Education Servicing Corporation (HESC) is the loan Originator for our Private Education Loan program(s). HESC is responsible for all private education loan processing and communications with the borrower(s) throughout the application process. Questions related to the application process or the status of your loan should be directed to HESC at email@example.com.
We highly recommend students apply for and utilize all federal student aid programs through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov prior to applying for any private student loan.
Higher Education Servicing Corporation
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What You'll Need to Apply
- Bio/Demo Information
- Employment History
- Financial Information
Have Questions? We Have Answers!
Check out our Student Higher Education FAQs for more information about the Texas Extra Credit Education Loan.