If you need money to finance your education, Wells Fargo offers many student loans to fit your needs.
Tuition, books, lab fees and housing all add up to a hefty sum. If you’re unable to shoulder the costs on your own, Wells Fargo offers loan options for undergrad and graduate students.
|Product Name||Wells Fargo Student Loans|
|Max. Loan Amount||$120,000|
|Min APR||From 6.17%|
What are Wells Fargo student loans?
Wells Fargo offers a variety of unsecured student loans that include undergraduate and graduate loans, loans for parents and consolidation student loans.
Note that the consolidation student loans are for private loans only. You’re not able to consolidate federal student loans by taking out a Wells Fargo personal loan.
How can a private student loan from Wells Fargo benefit me?
Wells Fargo student loans have a number of advantages, each tailored to the type of education you’re pursuing.
- Payment deferment. Any loans you take out while you’re in school have a six-month grace period before repayment. Student loans for parents are able to make interest-only payments for 48 months.
- No fees. You won’t pay origination or application fees or penalties for paying off your loan early.
- Customer discounts. Wells Fargo offers a 0.25% discount for customers with qualifying accounts and an additional 0.25% when you enroll in automatic payments.
- Interest rate options. Choose between a fixed or variable rate, depending on your financial need.
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What to watch out for
It’s important to look at all aspects of a loan before signing any contracts. Here are some factors to consider.
- Interest accumulation. Even though payments don’t start until six months after you finish school, you still accumulate interest on the balance. This means if you take seven years to finish school and wait out the deferment period, you will have seven years and six months of interest.
- Credit requirements. If you’ve just started school and haven’t yet built up credit, you may not qualify for a loan on your own. In that case, Wells Fargo offers private student loans that allow for a cosigner.
- Loan limits. Each loan has a limit, some restricting your borrowing amount to $25,000 per year. It’s important to know what your limits are and plan for alternative financing if needed.
Am I eligible for a student loan with Wells Fargo?
Eligibility criteria varies by loan, but you’ll need to meet basic qualifications.
- You must have good to excellent credit, or you’ll need a cosigner who meets the credit and income requirements.
- You should be at least 18 years old.
- You should be an American citizen or a permanent resident of the US.
If you’re a student, you must be enrolled in an eligible school and seeking a degree, certificate or license.
If you’re a parent or consolidating your debt, you must meet the general qualifications as well as any credit and income requirements.
What information do I need to apply?
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you’ll need to provide the following to apply:
- Your full name, date of birth, Social Security number and a valid form of ID, such as your driver’s license or passport.
- Your home address, email address and phone number.
- Details about your school if you’re a student.
- Details about your employment and income if applying as a cosigner, a parent or consolidating your debt.
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I have a student loan from Wells Fargo. Now what?
You’ve been financed and you’re ready to move forward. Now it’s time to plan.
- If you’re a student, you’ll have six months after you finish school to start payments. That isn’t to say you can’t start early though. If you’re able to make payments while you’re still in school, you can avoid some interest accumulation.
- If you’re a parent or consolidating your debt, you will need to start payments as soon as you receive financing. Setting up automatic payments will get you a 0.25% discount on your APR, saving you money in the long run.
Whether you’re looking for a loan to pay tuition for your undergraduate degree, or just trying to get all of your student debt in one place, Wells Fargo may be able to help. Before you apply, be sure to weigh all of your student loan options.
Have some more questions about Wells Fargo student loans?
Do I need an existing Wells Fargo account to apply?
No. But if you have an existing account that qualifies, you could receive a discounted APR.
Can I cosign for more than one student or take out a parent loan for more than one child?
Yes. However, you will need to take out a separate loan for each student.
Can I take out a loan to pay for my two-year degree?
Yes. Wells Fargo offers the Student Loan for Career and Community Colleges specifically for two-year and nontraditional schools. These loans offer different APRs, maximum loan amounts and maximum in-school time.
If I have a cosigner, who is responsible for paying the loan?
Both you and your cosigner are responsible for repayments. If you’re unable to make a payment, your cosigner will be expected to pay the loan.