Education Loan Center

As one of the largest banks in the country, we are dedicated to helping you advance your education. Learn the facts, get answers to your questions, and find the right private student loan for you.

Have multiple student loans? You can simplify your college or grad school debt repayment with our Education Refinance Loan »

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Enter for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship[1]

We launched the PNC Education Loan Center Achiever ScholarshipsSM  program in 2015 to further support students by giving them a chance to win $2,000 to spend on their education expenses. We award a total of $24,000 annually to eligible undergraduate students who have entered the sweepstakes through their Financial Literacy account.

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You could win $2,000 for college!
The PNC Solution Loan™ helps you bridge the gap between federal aid and the full cost of your education.[2]

Before you apply for student loans, you should have:

  • Completed and sent in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1st
  • Received an award letter from the school you plan to attend
  • Researched grants, scholarships, federal loans and work-study programs
  • Reviewed the PNC Solution Loan eligibility requirements and aggregate loan limits
  • Viewed the application & solicitation disclosure

Learn more about the financial aid process

Loans for Undergraduate Study
A private student loan to help you make college possible.

For undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half time in a degree or certificate program.

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Grad School Loans
A private student loan to help you meet the financial demands of funding an advanced degree.

For graduate or professional students who are enrolled at least half time in a degree or certificate program.

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Health and Medical Student Loans
A private student loan to help you prepare for a career in health sciences.

For graduate students and undergraduates in an accelerated program who are working toward a degree in a PNC-approved health-related field of study, and are enrolled at least half time.

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Medical Residency Loans
A private student loan to help you pay for residency interviews and relocation.

For MD, DDS, DO and DVM residents needing funds to cover interview, relocation and living expenses.

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Law School Loans
A private student loan to help you pay for bar exams and preparation.

For students enrolled at least half time at an approved ABA-accredited law school with less than six months remaining until graduation, or who have graduated from one within the last six months who need funds to cover the costs associated with preparing for and taking the bar exam.

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Education Refinance Loan
A private student loan to help you simplify your college or grad school debt repayment.

Manage your student loan debt with the PNC Education Refinance Loan – available for qualified borrowers who wish to combine their federal and/or private student loans into a single payment.

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Education Lending Learning Center

PNC is your comprehensive source of financial aid and personal finance education. We'll help you learn to minimize college debt by making smart financial choices.

Your journey begins with understanding the financial aid process. Access in-depth information about the FAFSA submission process, different sources of financial aid and what you can do to prepare for student loan repayment.

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Important Legal Disclosures and Information

  1. No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. A purchase or transaction does not increase your chances of winning. Entries will be accepted at, between December 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, to be eligible for the June 1 drawing, and between June 1 and November 30, 2018, to be eligible for the December 1 drawing. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older by the end of the standard academic year, defined as running from June of the current year through May of the following year. Undergraduate students must also be enrolled in a Solution Loan-eligible college or university located in AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV, or WI. Employees of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, as well as such employee's immediate family members (or persons living in the same household), are not eligible. The sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Six (6) $2,000 college scholarships will be awarded twice in 2018. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. On or about June 1, 2018, and December 1, 2018, winners will be drawn at random from all entries submitted. Winners will be contacted by email and/or telephone. Taxes are responsibility of winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of prizes permitted. Potential scholarship winners may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability. See official sweepstakes rules at Sponsored by PNC Bank, National Association.

  2. When you are applying for a PNC Solution Loan, you will be transferred to the website of one of our service providers. A list of information required to successfully complete your application will be provided during the application process. Borrowers and co-signers will need personal and income information including a driver’s license or state ID. All borrowers will need their financial aid award letter.

You are encouraged to explore all scholarship, grant and federal borrowing options before applying for a private loan.

PNC does not provide accounting, tax or legal advice.

All credit is subject to approval.