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Medical and Dental Professional Refinance

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Fixed rates from 6.63% to 10.77% APR1

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Reset Refinance Loan for Medical and Dental Professionals

Refinance your student loan debt today to a lower rate or better repayment option. This refinance program was created specifically for practicing physicians, dentists, optometrists and others in the healthcare field.

Fixed interest rates provide you with certainty when it comes to your budget.

Multiple repayment choices let you maximize your financial goals.

Simplifying repayment can help free up time so you can do more.

No origination or prepayment fees and no late charges so you have more money in your pocket.

Refinancing Is Easy

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Get your rate in less than a minute without impacting your credit score.

(Thinking about a cosigner? Ask them to check their rate too and see if they can help you qualify for a lower rate.)

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Know your rate or ready to apply? Our simple application can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

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Once you're approved, you'll receive a loan offer. After you accept the offer, we'll pay off your current loans and issue you one, single new loan.

About ISL Education Lending

ISL Education Lending is a nonprofit company with more than 40 years of experience in student lending. We help students finance their college education and graduates refinance college debt with "Iowa nice" service no matter where home is for our customers.

From the moment you begin an application until you make your final payment, you'll be dealing with one company. Customer service, once loans enter repayment, is provided by our affiliate, Aspire Servicing Center. ISL Education Lending and Aspire Servicing Center staff work side by side and for the same management team so that we can provide consistent, outstanding service throughout the life of your loan. It's just one of the many things that we do to ensure your experience is a positive one.

Common Questions About Refinancing Student Loans

To be eligible for the Reset Refinance Loan for Medical and Dental Professionals, you must have one of the following degrees:

  • Medical Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.M.S., M.H.S. or M.P.A.S.)
  • Master of Science in Anesthesia (M.M.S., M.S., M.S.A.)
  • Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion (M.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • Master of Science in Perfusion Sciences (M.P.S.)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)

In addition, you and any cosigners:

  • Cannot have defaulted on any private or government student loan.
  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents residing in the United States. (Applicants who are Maine residents are not eligible currently.) Military addresses are considered U.S. addresses if designated as an APO or FPO.

To qualify for the Reset Refinance Loan for Medical and Dental Professionals, you or your cosigners must have:

  • Monthly payments for approved credit (mortgages, rent, car loans, credit cards and other forms of credit) that do not exceed 45% of gross monthly income (if a mortgage or rent is not included, debt-to-income ratio cannot exceed 25%). All student loan debt will be treated as though it is in repayment.
  • A FICO score of at least 670. (The FICO score used is the TransUnion FICO Score 8, which is based on data from TransUnion and may be different from other credit scores. FICO is a registered trademark of the Fair Isaac Corporation.)
  • No more than two accounts reporting 30-day delinquencies and no delinquencies of 60 days or more during the previous two years.
  • No charge-offs, repossessions, collection accounts, judgments, foreclosures, garnishments by credit providers or tax liens.
  • No previous bankruptcies.

Note: For joint cosigned loans, at least one cosigner must meet all credit underwriting criteria with the exception of the debt-to-income ratio, which the cosigners may combine debt and income to calculate the debt-to-income ratio. For loans with only one cosigner, either the applicant or cosigner must meet all credit underwriting criteria with the exception of the debt-to-income ratio, which the applicant and cosigner may combine debt and income to calculate the debt-to-income ratio.

The list of criteria above may not be exhaustive. ISL Education Lending may require you or your cosigners to meet additional criteria in order to qualify for a loan. ISL Education Lending reserves the right to change the list of criteria in any way from time to time.

Yes; you can apply to release any cosigners from payment obligations:

  1. After the first 24 consecutive monthly payments are received on time.
  2. If you meet the underwriting and credit criteria at the time the cosigner release is requested.

You may choose between five different repayment terms.

You may refinance up to $400,000 in eligible education loans. The loan must be at least $5,000. (The loan must be at least $6,001 for Massachusetts residents and $10,000 for California residents.)

The following loan types are eligible for refinancing:

  • Private education loans
  • Federal loans (Review this important note about federal loans first (PDF).)
    • Undergraduate and graduate subsidized and unsubsidized student loans
    • PLUS Loans taken out by parents or graduate/professional students
  • Previously refinanced or consolidated education loans

Consumer loans, such as those used to attend coding bootcamps or other specialized training, are not eligible to be refinanced in a Reset Loan.

There are no origination, prepayment, late or other fees associated with this loan.

You can earn a 0.25% interest rate reduction by signing up to have payments automatically withdrawn. The 0.25% interest rate reduction will apply once payments begin to be automatically deducted. The reduction will remain in effect as long as automatic payments continue without interruption during the repayment period. The 0.25% interest rate reduction will not lower the monthly payment amount but will instead reduce the interest amount that accrues. The interest rate reduction will be suspended during approved assistance or if automatic payments are rejected due to insufficient funds.

Download and complete an auto-debit authorization form to start receiving this benefit as soon as possible for your new Reset Loan.

Reset Loans with seven-year repayment terms, under certain circumstances, as well as 10-, 15- or 20-year repayment terms are eligible for graduated repayment plans where you begin with lower payments that increase gradually during the life of the loan. By using a graduated repayment plan, you will pay more in interest over the life of the loan because the principal balance will decrease at a slower rate.

You may qualify for assistance based on your situation. Please call us as soon as possible if you experience issues, so we can help you avoid delinquency.

We offer reduced interest rates on current loans for qualifying active duty service members. If you are called to active duty, be sure to reach out to us as soon as possible so we can provide you with the information you need.

In the unfortunate event of a borrower's death or qualifying total and permanent disability, Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation will forgive the loan and not require cosigners or the borrower's estate to satisfy the loan obligation. A tax professional or the IRS can provide additional information about possible tax consequences of loan forgiveness.

No; in the event of a cosigner's death or qualifying total and permanent disability, you will not be required to find a new cosigner for an existing loan. In addition, if a cosigner suffers a qualifying total and permanent disability, Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation will release the cosigner from his or her obligation.

Customer service for all loans offered by ISL Education Lending will be provided by our affiliate, Aspire Servicing Center.

1 Annual percentage rates (APRs assume you are enrolled in and maintain auto-debit payments from the date of origination. Enrolling in auto-debit results in a 0.25% interest rate reduction. Without enrolling in auto-debit, the rate will range from 6.88% APR to 11.03% APR. Not all borrowers receive the lowest rate. If you are approved for a loan, the rate offered will depend on your credit profile and the term you select and will be within the ranges shown above assuming the auto-debit interest rate reduction applies. Back to content