Auto Pay Interest Rate Reduction

Save yourself time and ensure your scheduled payments will be made on-time each month by setting up automatic payments. There is no need to rush to the mailbox each month or worry about logging in to make a manual payment online. It’s free to apply!

Enrolling in Auto Pay means we will automatically withdraw your monthly payment from a bank account you designate each month. This also provides an interest rate reduction benefit of 0.25% for borrowers with Direct Loans (DL) and federally-owned Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans. Auto Pay saves time and saves you money by lowering your interest rate.

Keep in mind this reduction remains in effect while you are actively participating in the Auto Pay program. Please note:

  • Auto Pay will not be in effect during periods of deferment or forbearance, and as a result, you will not receive the 0.25% interest rate reduction during these periods. Auto Pay will resume at the end of your deferment or forbearance, as will the 0.25% interest rate reduction.

  • If three consecutive payments are returned due to insufficient funds, this will result in the removal of Auto Pay and the loss of the 0.25% interest rate reduction. (Other conditions may apply.)

Apply for Auto Pay through your online account and review the Auto Pay Authorization Agreement for complete information.