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Paying for College the Smart Way

As more Americans pursue their dream of higher education, many students are looking for ways to fund the gap between financial aid and college expenses. That’s why SCCU has partnered with Sallie Mae® to offer you the Smart Option Student Loan®, so that students and families can choose from three repayment options designed to help you pay off your loan faster and save money compared to a conventional private loan.

With competitive interest rates, flexible repayment options, and a choice of variable or fixed interest rates, the Smart Option Student Loan is a responsible choice. Features and benefits of the Smart Option Student Loan include:

  • We offer a choice of competitive fixed and variable interest rates providing even more choice and flexibility
  • No origination fees and no prepayment penalty
  • Multiple in-school repayment options available
  • Borrower benefits available – like rewards and interest rate reductions
  • Rates that reward creditworthy borrowers
  • Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may help you qualify and/or receive a lower rate
  • 24/7 online account management

Investing in higher education continues to be one of the best decisions you can make– and we want to help make it happen. Together, we can do this. Find resources for navigating the college application process, learn more about the Smart Option Student Loan, and apply here. SCCU is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated for the referral of Smart Option Student Loan customers. This information is for borrowers attending degree-granting institutions only. Credit criteria and eligibility requirements apply.

Click here to Apply for a Student Loan with Sallie Mae®

Benefits of having a loan at Schneider Community Credit Union:

  • Interest on all loans is calculated on the unpaid monthly balance called “Simple Interest”.
  • Convenient pre-approval of loans.
  • Payment plans to fit your budget.
  • No penalties for early repayment. Pay additional amounts on your loan anytime and you’ll shorten the life of the loan and pay less interest.
  • You can make loan payments through payroll deduction, in person, direct deposit, automatic transfers, mail, phone, and online banking at www.schneiderccu.com
  • Financial counseling services available.

Loan Related Services

Gap Protection

New and newer used vehicles often depreciate quickly and vehicle loans are typically getting longer in terms.  There may be a point where you owe more than your vehicle is worth. At that point GAP insurance is a way to protect your auto loan. Many times when a car is declared a “total loss” after being stolen or totaled in an accident or natural disaster GAP will help cancel the difference between the primary insurance settlement and what you may still owe.

Credit Insurance

Schneider Community Credit Union offers its members Payment Protection credit life and credit disability insurance through American National Insurance Co. Credit life insurance pays the outstanding balance on your loan if you die before the loan is paid off.  Credit disability insurance provides funds to help you make your loan payments if you are unable to work because of an illness or accident.

Most members are eligible to apply for credit life and credit disability insurance. Coverage is available for single or joint borrowers, at affordable rates, and premiums are automatically added to your loan payment. Protect yourself and your family from the burden that could result if you die or become disabled.  Payment Protection offers the peace of mind that comes from knowing your financial obligations will be met. Visit with our lending department for details on Payment Protection credit life and credit disability insurance.

Vehicle Service Contracts

In addition to offering new, used, and refinanced auto loans, we also offer Extended Vehicle Service Contracts through Vision Warranty Corporation for your auto, truck, or van. Get peace of mind and protection against expensive, unexpected automotive repair costs when you purchase an Extended Vehicle Service Contract.

Buy an Extended Vehicle Service Contract for less than the cost at most dealerships and enjoy:

  • Coverage of most major components in the event of a breakdown
  • No-hassle Direct Payment: no reimbursement forms
  • A one-time premium that may be financed along with your vehicle

Put the brakes on expensive car repairs. A factory warranty may not be enough. Most major repairs occur after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. Consider adding an extended vehicle service contract to your loan. Coverage obtained through the Credit Union may save you money when compared to dealer plans.

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