The Smart Option Student Loan® by AU SallieMae Student Loans for American University Students in Washington, DC FOR BORROWERS ATTENDING DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

Whether you’re an undergraduate, career training or graduate student these flexible student loans are designed to meet your needs:

  • Competitive variable and fixed interest rates
  • No origination fee or prepayment penalty1
  • Multiple repayment options

Learn which loan is right for you

Borrow responsibly

We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.

These loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner. Uloop is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of loan customers.

Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply. Click here for additional eligibility information about each product.

1 Although we do not charge a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as outlined in your promissory note—first to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.


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AU Sallie Mae Student Loans

The SallieMae Smart Option Student Loan is designed to offer flexible repayment terms and a competitive interest rate to help students finance their academic expenses. Specifically, the loan can enable AU students to pay for tuition fees, textbooks, room and board, and other education-related costs without the stress of upfront payments. Also, students taking out a Smart Option Student Loan may exclude expenses that are already included in their financial aid packages, which can help reduce the overall borrowing amount.

Furthermore, the SallieMae Smart Option Student Loan offers repayment plans that vary from deferred to fixed payments, interest-only, and principal and interest. Students can enjoy benefits like lower interest rates, no origination fees, and an automatic payment discount. AU students can also borrow and reapply for the loan annually up to a maximum of $150,000 to cover their educational expenses.

Overall, the SallieMae Smart Option Student Loan can be a helpful option for AU students who require financial assistance to fund their education, manage their payments more effectively and reduce the burden of borrowing.
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