Student Loans and Refinancing

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What type of student loan are you looking for?

What type of student loan are you looking for?

Flexible Funding for Higher Education

When scholarships, grants and federal aid aren’t enough, private student loans can be a necessary and cost-effective way to fill educational funding gaps. At CommunityAmerica, we want to make financing college easy so you can focus on achieving your dreams of higher education at the school of your choice.

As a not-for-profit lender, helping members is our bottom line. The unique structure of our student loan allows you to borrow up to the full cost of the remainder of your education without having to reapply each year.1 This flexible line of credit allows you to simply request additional funds each year for the amount you wish to have disbursed to your school.

Features of Our Student Loans

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Competitive Rates

No pre-payment or origination fees, plus score a discount when you use autopay.
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Flexible Repayment Options

Full payment, interest only or no payment at all. You decide while still in school.
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Co-Borrower Release

Let your co-borrower off the hook once you qualify to hold the loan on your own.
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Funding You Can Trust

Unlike many institutions, CommunityAmerica will continue to service your loan.

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CommunityAmerica has partnered with Student Choice to offer this unique student loan, which operates as a line of credit, for both Undergraduate and Graduate programs.
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Undergraduate Student Loans

Federal aid and scholarships not cutting it? At CommunityAmerica, we’ve got your best interests in mind with our private student loan options. The convenient and flexible line of credit structure allows you to secure funding for your entire undergraduate career with just one application.
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Graduate Student Loans

Beginning your graduate career can be stressful enough. With flexible funding, convenient repayment terms and in-school deferment, we’re here to help you successfully fill funding gaps that may remain after you've exhausted lower-cost sources of aid.
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Student Loan Refinancing

With competitive rates and flexible repayment terms, CommunityAmerica makes it easy to consolidate your existing student loans into one convenient payment. Refinancing offers you the potential to lower your interest rate or adjust the loan term to better fit your financial goals, whether that means lowering the monthly payment or paying off the loan sooner or maybe even both!
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Young Adult Financial Resources

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College and Career Planning

We offer resources and tools to help you plan your path to college and beyond.
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Starter Credit Card

Created with students in mind, this low-rate card is a great way to start building your credit2.
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College Cost & Compare Tool

Determine the true cost of college based on your income level and compare schools.
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Student Checking

Build good money habits with this free account that’s high on convenience and low on fees3.
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Student Loan FAQs

1 Student Loan Program. Subject to annual review and credit qualification. Must meet school's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Membership Eligibility. Must live or work in the Kansas City area in these counties: Kansas City Metro Counties: Live or work in Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte, Douglas, Johnson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Miami, Shawnee, or Wyandotte. St. Louis Metro Counties: Live or work in St. Louis County. Family Membership: If a family member is either a current member or is eligible for membership by living or working within one of our 12 counties above, you can join, too. An eligible family member is defined as a spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, cousin or legal guardian and includes step, in-law and adoptive relationships.  


2 Starter Card. Offer valid for members or applicants that qualify for membership and open a new Visa® Low Rate card account (subject to credit approval) using promo code Credit101. Upon opening the Visa® Low Rate card account with promo code Credit101, you can earn $5 a month and up to $30 max, for on-time monthly payments made in your first 6 billing cycles. To qualify for the $5 credit, the payment must be made by the payment due date shown on your billing statement and must be greater than $0 and greater than or equal to the minimum payment due on your account. Each $5 credit, up to $30 max, will be deposited into your membership Savings account within 60 days of the on-time payment. You must be in good standing with the Credit Union at the time of the $5 deposit. Offer ends 12/31/2023 and is subject to change without notice. Limit six $5 deposits (max $30) per member and per qualifying Visa® Low Rate card account. The $5 credits may be subject to IRS tax reporting.


3 Student Checking. Must be age 13-24 to qualify. Must be age 18 to open account online. Automatically converts to a Free Checking account at age 25.