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For those who’ve heard God’s call to leadership, we’re here to make the journey with you, connecting you with what you need to flourish as difference-makers. That’s our commitment as the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. GBHEM.

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Loan Term and Interest Rates

  • Students may borrow up to $10,000 per calendar year for a maximum total loan of $40,000
  • The maximum repayment term for all loans is 120 monthly payments (10 years).  Both borrower and cosigner must maintain a good credit history and give permission for their credit to be reviewed.
  • Loans are granted on a first-come, first served basis, until all funds are exhausted.
  • Simple interest (non-capitalized) is applied to the annual percentage rate from the choices below.  This means interest is charged on the principal portion only and not compounded on top of existing interest.
  • On deferred loans, all payments are applied first to accrued interest until it is satisfied and then to the loan principal.

Interest Rates & Repayment Terms

  • Option A - 5% Fixed Interest Loan with deferred payment
  • Option B - 4% Fixed Interest Loan with deferred payment (for students attending UM Schools ONLY)
  • Option C – 3.75% Fixed Smart Student Loan with payment beginning within the month after the loan disbursement

An origination fee of 1.072% will be added to the total cost of all student loans. Interest will not accrue on the fee amount.

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2019 Fall Loan Application available:
May 6, 2019 - October 15, 2019

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2019 Scholarship Application
Jan. 3 – Mar. 7, 2019