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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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The PNC Solution Loan for Undergraduates is a private student loan offering a convenient way to pay for college after you have exhausted your federal loan options.
Who It's For: Students who are enrolled at least half time in a degree or certificate program.
Before you start your application, you should have:
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You and your co-signer, if any, must:
Please note: A co-signer is typically required for undergraduate students; a credit-worthy co-signer is required for 17-year old students.
You or your co-signer, if any, must:
Applying with a creditworthy co-signer may increase your chances of approval.
$0 while in school
$67 after graduation
The SCRA provides eligible service-members with financial relief and protections that apply to private and federal student loans. They may enable you to:
PNC will also apply benefits and protections on eligible accounts, including:
We want you to receive all the benefits which you’re eligible for as a service member. If you have orders or other documentation reflecting a service commitment (including service in an IRS designated combat zone) or state affiliation that may impact our review, please contact us.
We'll review this information and follow up with you.
Please also be aware that certain states may extend SCRA-like benefits under state law. The following states may extend SCRA-like benefits regardless of your military status when the debt was originated. If you were denied SCRA benefits based on post-service debt, and had/have an affiliation with one of these states, please notify our Servicemembers Operations Center.
Additionally, the following states may extend SCRA-like benefits to spouses or dependents of service members. If you were denied spousal or dependent SCRA benefits and had/have an affiliation with one of these states, please notify our Servicemembers Operations Center.
For service member eligibility questions, call our Servicemembers Operations Center at 1-844-PNC-SCRA (1-844-762-7272) Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
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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.
During repayment, an interest rate reduction of 0.50% is available for automated payments once you are no longer attending school on at least a half-time basis. You must be making scheduled payments through servicer American Education Services (AES) that include both principal and interest from your checking or savings account. If automatic payment is discontinued, you will no longer receive an automatic payment discount. Discount may be suspended during periods of forbearance. A federal regulation limits the number of transfers that may be made from a savings or money market account. Please contact your financial institution for more information on transfer limitations on savings accounts.
A request to release a co-signer requires that, as of the date of the request, you have made at least forty-eight (48) consecutive timely payments of principal and interest with no periods of forbearance or deferment within the forty-eight (48) month timeframe. “Timely payment” means each payment is made no later than the 15th day after the scheduled due date of the payment. “Consecutive payment” means the regularly scheduled monthly payment must be made for the most recent forty-eight (48) months straight without any interruption. To qualify for a co-signer release, the borrower must submit a request, meet the consecutive, timely payment requirements, provide proof of income and pass a credit check.
View important disclosure and repayment information for the PNC Solution Loan for Undergraduates. Annual loan maximum: $40,000; maximum aggregate educational debt (including federal and private student loans): $225,000.
Interest will continue to accrue during periods of deferment. You will receive quarterly interest statements during this deferment period. Paying the interest as it accrues each quarter will save you money over the repayment term of the loan because any accrued interest that you do not pay will be added to the principal balance at the end of the deferment period.
No purchase necessary to win one of the twelve scholarships. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. A purchase or transaction does not increase your chances of winning. Entries will be accepted at pnc.financialliteracy101.org/scholarship, 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 pnc.financialliteracy101.org/scholarship/official_rules. Sponsored by PNC Bank, National Association.
PNC reserves the right to discontinue any or all terms of this program at any time without notice. Loans may be sold to other financial organizations; however, the interest rate and term of the loan will not change if a loan is sold. PNC Solution Loans are subject to credit approval.
You are encouraged to explore all scholarship, grant and federal borrowing options before applying for a private loan.
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