How It Works
Finding the right loan can be time consuming, and confusing. That's why we've simplified the process using a single platform that allows you to find, customize, and fund your loan through our network of credit unions and community banks.
Benefits of Using LendKey
Lower Your Payments
You can reduce your interest rate, lower your monthly payments, and save thousands over the lifetime of your loan when you refinance student loans.
Simplify your finances
Through our lenders you'll be able to refinance student loans, both federal and private, including graduate loans, into one convenient loan at a great rate1.
No Origination Fees
When you refinance student loans through us, our community lenders won't charge you any origination fees.
Many of our student loan refinance lenders offer various repayment options, including interest-only payments for the first four years.
What Do Our Borrowers Think?
“It seemed like the easiest process! I enjoyed the one-on-one feedback and assistance from all the loan counselors. Their process has a lot of automation and they called you and helped you each step of the way.”
University of Maryland
“You offered a lower rate, had pretty good reviews, and were recommended by others, which made me trust you.”
University of Portland
“They seemed to have the most reasonable rates and everyone I talked with was very professional and seemed like they were on my side.”
University of Pittsburgh
Why Refinance Student Loans?
Depending on how long you’ve been out of school, your annual income and credit history is likely to have improved. By refinancing your existing student loans you may see a dramatic reduction in your interest rate – even a few points. With only a few exceptions, it is generally advisable for all student debt holders to at least explore a refinancing scenario, especially since getting your rate through LendKey’s platform will have no impact on your credit score2.
Our fast and easy student loan refinancing calculator lets you plug in your remaining loan balance and existing monthly payments so you can quickly figure out whether refinancing your student loans can improve your finances.
Federal and Private Student Loans
Consolidate Federal and Private Student Loans5
With LendKey’s student loan consolidation and refinancing, you can combine your federal and private student loans into one convenient payment with a lower interest rate. That could help you better manage your finances, and save over the lifetime of your loan.
Variable Rate vs. Fixed Rate Student Loans
Whether you choose a fixed or variable rate, it's always important to remember to pick a loan that is right for you and your particular financial situation. Remember that interest rates could rise higher than the past highs. If you're comfortable assuming a little more risk in your payment amount, a variable rate loan does have the potential to offer more savings.