Student Education Loan 2020 | Educational Loans India

Student Education Loans:

Education is the right of every of individual but with the passage of time education is becoming costlier. This has shattered the dreams of many young bright who wish to undertake higher studies as they lack funds to sponsor their education. But with the advent of education loans, higher education is not a distant dream. A student who lacks fund to sponsor his /her education can go for education loans provided he/she fulfills certain eligibility criteria. In India education loan is being provided by several reputed financial institutions. For a student to be eligible for an education loan, the course (graduate or postgraduate course) that the student is undertaking must be approved by the central or state government or  by  a  foreign university.

Eligibility criteria : Basics

Some of the basic criteria that one must fulfill to be eligible for a education loan:

  • Must be an Indian citizen
  • Must be selected to the course through an entrance exam of India or abroad or any other selection process.
  • Some banks also have an age criteria of 16 to 35 years or specifying the marks secured in the last examination.

Security  and  Margin

Loan Amount Security  Margin
Up to 4 lacs Not required Nil
Above 4 lacs and up to 7.5 lakhs Collateral in the form of satisfactory third party guarantee. Studies in India 5%Studies in abroad 15%
Loan above 7.5 lacs Co obligation of parentstogether with tangible collateral security .Collateral security in

the form of NSC /KVP/ LIC Policy/ Gold/ Shares/Debentures or

immovable properties, Bank Deposits in the name of student/

Parent/Guardian or any other third party with suitable margin.

Wherever the land/ building are already mortgaged the

unencumbered portion can be taken as security on second

charge basis provided it covers the required loan amount.

Same as above

Quantum of loan amount

There is a maximum limit of education loan of Rs 10 lacs in India and Rs 20 lacs for students studying abroad(may vary for different banks). The loan would cover tuition fees, hostel  fees , security fees, books ,uniforms etc .But this  may vary from bank to bank and a student who wishes to take an education loan must confirm it before taking a loan.

Tax benefit on Education Loan

Education loan holders also avails a tax benefit under Section 80E of the Income Tax Act. The interest paid towards the education loan of self or any relative ( for whom the individual is a legal guardian ) is liable for tax benefit. However the term of the loan should not exceed 8 years as after that the tax benefit would not be applied on the interest payment.

Some of the banks offering education loans  in  India

  • State Bank Of India

Amount of Loan

  • For studies in India, maximum Rs. 10 lacs
  • Studies abroad, maximum Rs. 30 lacs

Interest rates

  • Loans upto 4 lacs  -3.50% above base rate, currently 13.20% p.a.
  • Above 4 lacs and upto 7.5 lacs – 3.75% above base rate, currently 13.45% p.a.
  • Above 7.5 lacs-1.75% above base rate, currently 11.45% p.a.

*(0.50% concession in interest for girl student)

* (1% concession for full tenure of the loan, if interest is serviced promptly as and when applied during the moratorium period, including course duration).

Processing Fees

  • No processing fee/ upfront charges
  • Deposit of Rs. 5000/- for education loan for studies abroad which will be adjusted in the margin money.

Repayment period

Place of study Loan amount Repayment period
India Rs 10.00 lacs 5-7 years
Abroad Rs 30.00 lacs 5-7 years

 

  • Indian Overseas Bank ( Vidya Jyoti)

Amount of Loan

  • For studies in India, maximum Rs. 15 lacs
  • Studies abroad, maximum Rs. 25 lacs

Interest rates

  • Loans upto 4 lacs  -12.25%
  • Above 4 lacs and upto 7.5 lacs – 13.50%
  • Above 7.5 lacs-13.25%

Repayment period

Repayment starts 6 months after getting a job or 1 year after the  completion of the course whichever is applicable earlier and the loan should be paid in EMI within 5-7 years excluding the period of study.

  • Bank of  India

Amount of Loan

  • For studies in India, maximum Rs. 10 lacs
  • Studies abroad, maximum Rs. 20 lacs

Interest rates

  • Upto Rs.7.50 lacs – 3% above Base Rate,
  • Above Rs.7.50 lacs – 2.50% above Base Rate

*Int. Concession of 0.50%p.a. for woman beneficiaries for limits up to Rs.50,000/- and 1% for limits over Rs.50,000/-

*For Professional courses (like Engg./Medical/ Management, etc.) int. concession : 0.50%

*1% concession for full tenure of the loan, if interest is serviced promptly as and when applied during the moratorium period, including course duration.

Processing Fees

  • No processing fee/ upfront charges
  • For  studies abroad, foreign study letter of sanction can be issued for obtaining VISA upon recovery of processing charges of Rs 1000 and this amount is refundable when the actual loan is availed.
  • Any deviation from the scheme norms including approval of courses outside the approved is liable for one time charges as mentioned below:
  1. Upto 4 lacs – Rs 500
  2. Over  Rs 4 lacs and upto Rs 7.5 lacs- Rs 1,500
  3. Over Rs 7.5 lacs to Rs 20.00 lacs – Rs 3,000
  • Change of institution  – Studies in India  Rs 250

Studies abroad  Rs 500

Repayment period

Repayment period will start after 1 year of completion of the course or 6 months after getting a job whichever is earlier.After repayment starts:

Loan amount Repayment period
Upto Rs 7.50 lacs 10 years
Over Rs 7.50 lacs 15 years

 

  • Axis Bank

Amount of Loan

  • For studies in India, maximum Rs. 10 lacs
  • Studies abroad, maximum Rs. 20 lacs

Interest rates

  • Loans upto 4 lacs  -7.00% above base rate, currently 17% p.a.
  • Above 4 lacs and upto 7.5 lacs – 8.00% above base rate, currently 18% p.a.
  • Above 7.5 lacs-6% above base rate, currently 16% p.a.

*(0.50% concession in interest for girl student)

Other charges

Repayment instruction/instrument return charges – Rs 500+ service tax as applicable per instance.

  • ICICI Bank –Shikhsha Sarathi loan scheme

Amount of Loan

  • For studies in India, maximum Rs. 10 lacs
  • Studies abroad, maximum Rs. 20 lacs

Interest rates

Present interest rate is 11% and is changed from time to time as prescribed by the bank

Processing Fees

  • No processing fee/ upfront charges/fore closures fee is collected from education loan

Repayment period

Repayment period will start after 1 year of completion of the course or 6 months after getting a job whichever is earlier. Loan is to be repaid in 5 -7 years after the commencement of the EMI’s.

  • Credila – an HDFC Ltd Company

Loan Amount

 Minimum amount of Rs 1 lac and minimum amount of Rs 20  lacs.

Interest Rate

Interest rate is floating rate of interest is linked to Credila’s BLR( basic lending rate).

Current interest rate is 11.75% p.a.

Repayment Period

Offers upto a maximum of 10 years for loan repayment and the repayment period starts right after the disbursement of the 1st installment.