shouldn’t be tricky.
First Tech offers straightforward fixed rates and Student Loan Specialists to help you get a great deal.
Why refinance your student loans with First Tech?
- No application fees, origination fees or prepayment penalties
- Flexible loan terms: 5, 7, 10, or 15 years
- No payments for up to 90 daysDeferring your first payment (up to 90 days from the funding date of your loan) is optional and is not a condition of your loan. Deferring your loan payment may affect your APR and the total interest you pay. All other loan terms and provisions will remain the same.
- Many ways to join First Tech.
- DebtSafe® Optional payment protection
NOTE: Borrowers who refinance federal student loans with a private loan could lose certain benefits or repayment options, such as income-based repayment plans or Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Federal student loans offer deferment and forbearance options that are not available if you refinance with a private loan. Please compare your current benefits with those of this program before refinancing. More information at www.studentaid.gov.
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Membership comes with benefits. First Tech is a full-service financial institution with all the products and services you would expect from a top national bank. The more you use, the more you can save. We offer special benefits to members who open a Student Loan Refinance, to help you save even more.
- Receive 0.25% off standard Auto Loan rates when you apply within 30 days of opening a Student Loan RefinanceCannot be combined with any other offers. Discount applies to any refinance or new purchase auto loan. Loan must be made directly with First Tech Federal Credit Union and not through a third party.
- 10,000 Bonus Reward Points when you open a new First Tech Choice Rewards World Mastercard®10,000 Bonus Rewards Points – Rewards Points will be awarded on the second statement following account opening. Returned purchases, balance transfers, finance charges, fees, cash advances, purchases of cash or cash equivalents (prepaid debit cards or other stored value/reloadable cards), interest charges, gambling chips, lottery tickets, travelers’ checks, insurance charges or unauthorized charges are not eligible for Rewards Points. First Tech does not have the ability to control how a retailer chooses to classify their business and therefore reserves the right to determine which purchases qualify for Rewards Points.
- You are a First Tech member or become one as part of the loan application process (There is no set-up or recurring cost to join. See the membership FAQs.)
- You currently have private and/or federal student loans from a qualified school.
- You and cosigner (if applicable) are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You are the parent of a borrower who meets these criteria (See Parent Plus loans).
- The debt is from a Title IV-accredited school that offers Bachelors, Masters and/or Doctorate degrees.
Yes, we offer Parent Plus student loan refinancing, with fantastic rates. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:
- Fill out the online application. The applicant information will be the parent’s information.
- For School/Loan/Graduate information, this will be the student’s information.
- If loans were taken out for multiple children, you will need to submit a separate application for each student beneficiary.
- If you have any questions, call a Student Loan Specialist at 1.888.422.5680
Frequently asked questions.
Am I eligible to join First Tech?
There are hundreds of ways you can be eligible to join First Tech. If you don't meet any of the criteria below - don't worry! Just give us a call at 855.855.8805 or stop by a branch and we'll help you navigate.
- A family member or household member is a First Tech member
- You or a family member work for an innovative company on our partner list or for the State of Oregon
- You work or live in Lane County, Oregon
How do I join?
Joining First Tech is easy.
- Stop by a First Tech location
- Call 855.855.8805 to learn more
- Apply online when creating a loan application
Are there locations near me?
First Tech has over 40 locations with hubs in Washington, Oregon, & California.
You can deposit or withdraw money from our network of over 30,000 CO-OP branches and ATMs.
Best of all, First Tech has one of the most advanced banking apps in the industry that allows you to deposit money, pay bills, transfer money and send money to friends.
What if I don’t get the loan or decide I don’t want it?
There is no obligation to join and your membership will not be opened unless you are approved for and accept your loan.
What are the benefits to refinancing my student loans?
Potential benefits of refinancing student loans include:
- Combining multiple payments from various lenders into one payment
- Enjoying simple, clear loan terms and knowing when your loan will be paid off
- Possibility of lowering your monthly payment
- Possibility of getting a lower interest rate and/or saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars of interest over the life of the loan
What documentation will you need from me?
During the application process we’ll need proof of income, usually a W-2 form for the last two years and a current paystub will suffice. Additionally, we’ll need the most recent statements of your current loans. Other items may be required as we process your loan.
What interest rate will I get?
Rates are determined by your credit score, terms of the loan and the amount of the loan. The rate will be disclosed to you prior to you accepting the loan. You can get a rate estimate in minutes from our handy Student Loan Refinance calculator.