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Cosigner Role in Repayment

The student, or primary borrower, will receive the bill for his/her private loan and will be expected to begin making payments. If the student is unable to keep the account current, the cosigner will need to make payments to keep the account current.

If a student misses a payment, or makes a late payment, it can impact your credit as a cosigner. You may want to assist your student with monthly budgeting after graduation, and in establishing good payment practices.

Once your student has made 24 payments on-time, he/she can apply to have you released from the loan. See our Help section on Cosigner Release for more information.