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Citibank CitiAssist Undergraduate Loan

Rating: 1/2
Phone Number for New Applicants:  (800) 788-3368
Hours of Operation:  M-F 8am-11pm ET

Interest Rates
  • THIS IS A VARIABLE RATE LOAN.  Interest rates will change during life of loan based on changes to the Prime Rate (to see current Prime Rate, click here)
  • Current Starting Interest Rates between 3.63% and 9.38%
    • Range in terms of index:  3-month LIBOR + 3.25% to 3-month LIBOR + 9.0%
  • Rates effective April 1, 2011

Loan Fees


  • Origination/Repayment Fees:  None
  • Late Payment Fees:  $15
    • Timing: 10 days after the due date, a payment is considered late
  • Returned Payment Fees:  Not available
  • Forbearance Fees:  None

Repayment Terms


  • Standard Repayment Term:  20 years
  • Interest-only payments required while borrower is in school:  No
  • Prepayment Penalties:  None

Savings Opportunities


  • Auto-Debit Benefit:  0.25% interest rate reduction for signing up to make payments via auto-debit from your bank account



  • Although not required, a co-signer may reduce the interest rate the borrower receives for the loan and increases the chances of having the application approved
  • Co-signer Release:  Yes, after 24 consecutive months of on-time payments

Loan Amounts


  • Annual Minimum Loan:  $1,000
    • There is a one time minimum loan amount of $1,000.  No minimum loan amount is required on subsequent CitiAssist loans.
  • Annual Maximum Loan:  Cost of attendance less any other financial aid
  • Aggregate Maximum:  Varies by School

Application Process


  • Provides immediate response to online loan application:  Yes
  • Upon online credit approval, provides immediate "plain English" disclosure on interest rates and fees:  Yes

Loan Cancellation


  • Borrower may cancel loan within 15 days of receiving the Disclosure Statement
  • Review lender's Promissory Note for details on loan cancellation process

Promissory Note




  • Citibank



  • Loan approval rates, which are not publicly available, may be low
  • Student Loan Corp. relies on a credit agreement with Citibank to finance their private student loan activities. This agreement expires in 2009.
  • This loan may not be dischargeable in bankruptcy



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