Know all about Education Loan features

Getting the help of education loan became a necessary for parents to give higher education to their kids. Increasing fees and lot of new educational avenues brought education system as the business opportunity for educational institutes. Hence it is better to know about education loan in a better way.

This scheme is basically meant for the meritorious and poor student to give them financial help in¬†perusing their higher education. But these days even middle and upper middle class parents suffer financial difficulties for providing education to their kids ūüôā

Eligibility criteria

1) Student should be Indian National.

2) Should have secured admission for higher education course in recognized institutions in India or abroad through entrance test. But if the admission is not only based on entrance test marks then banks are advised to adopt the criteria of employability  and reputation of the institution concerned.

3) Banks will consider meritorious student for this scheme even if student get admission under management quota.

Courses Eligible

1) Studies in India

  • Approved courses leading to graduate/ post graduate degree and P G diplomas¬† conducted by recognized colleges/ universities recognized¬†by ¬†UGC/ Govt./ AICTE/ AIBMS/ ICMR etc.
  • Courses like ICWA, CA, CFA etc.
  • Courses conducted by IIMs, IITs, IISc, XLRI. NIFT,NID etc.
  • Regular Degree/Diploma courses like Aeronautical, pilot training, shipping, ¬†degree/diploma in nursing or any other discipline¬†approved by Director General of Civil Aviation/Shipping/Indian Nursing Council or any other regulatory body as the case may be, if the course is pursued in India.

Above course list is indicative not the exhaustive. Courses other than the above listed can also be approved by banks based on the employability of the course.

2) Studies abroad

  • Graduation-Job oriented professional/technical courses offered by reputed universities.
  • Post Graduation-MCA, MBA, MS, etc.
  • Courses conducted by CIMA- London, CPA in USA etc.

Degree/diploma courses like aeronautical, pilot training, shipping etc provided these are recognized by competent regulatory bodies in India/abroad for the purpose of employment in India/abroad.

Eligible Expenses for loan

  • Fee payable to educational¬†institutes.
  • Examination/ Library/ Laboratory fee.
  • Travel expenses/ passage money for studies abroad.
  • Insurance premium for student borrower, if applicable.
  • Caution deposit, Building fund/refundable deposit supported by Institution bills/receipts (total expense should not exceed 10% of total loan).
  • Purchase of books/ equipments/ instruments/ uniforms (total expense should not exceed 20% of total loan).
  • Purchase of computer at reasonable cost, if required for completion of the course¬†(total expense should not exceed 20% of total loan).
  • Any other expense required to complete the course – like study tours, project work, thesis, etc¬†(total expense should not exceed 20% of total loan).
  • While computing loan required, scholarships, fee waiver etc., if any available to the student borrower may be taken into account.

Maximum Loan Available

Studies in India-Maximum Rs.10,00,000.

Studies abroad-Maximum Rs.20,00,000.

These are the ceilings fixed by RBI. But banks are free to re-consider this limit if the course offers higher than these limits like IIM, ISB etc.


Upto Rs.4,00,000-Nil

Above Rs.4,00,000-Studies in India 5% and for studies abroad 15%.

This margin includes Scholarship/ assistantship. Margin may be brought-in on year-to-year basis as and when disbursements  are made on a pro-rata basis.


Upto Rs.4,00,000-parents need to be joint borrowers but security is not required.

Above Rs.4,00,000 and below Rs.7,50,000-besides parents joint borrower condition, you need to bring collateral security in the form of suitable third party guarantee will be taken. But if banks satisfied with financial condition of the borrower then they may waive the condition of third party collateral.

Above Rs.7,50,000-parents as joint borrower and any tangible asset of suitable value acceptable by banks and assignment of future income of the student for repayment of installments.

For the purpose of joint borrower, loan documents should be executed both by students and parents. The security can be in the form of land/ building/ Govt. securities/ Public Sector Bonds/Units of UTI, NSC, KVP, life policy, gold, shares/mutual fund units/debentures, bank deposit in the name of student/ parent/ guardian / any other third party  or any other tangible security acceptable to the bank with suitable margin. Wherever the land/ building is already mortgaged, the unencumbered portion can be    taken as security on second charge basis provided it covers the required loan amount.

Rate of Interest

Interest rates will be charged at the rates linked to base rate of banks. Simple rate of interest will be applicable till the period of study and commencement of repayment. Paying of interest during these period is optional. But after this period while fixing EMI, this existing interest will be considered as principal. 1% concession will be provided if interest is regularly paid during study period and before commencement repayment.

Loan Approval process

You can apply either physically or through online mode. After receiving the applications banks will issue you the acknowledgement number. This number includes the bank official contact person in case of delay or more information. Loans either sanctioned or rejected within 15 days if all the documents are correct with duly filled form. Usually future financial generation of the student will be considered for loan approval. If loan rejected then banks need to provide the reasons for rejection. You can submit the loan nearest to your stay or your institute. But future transactions will be nearer to your educational institutes. Loans will be usually disbursed in installments based on the educational need.

Loan repayment

Repayment will be after one year of course completion or 6 months after getting job, whichever is earlier. Two years extension will be provided if the courses not completed within the time period. But course is not completed within this period then depending on banks own decision they may extend this extension period.  If student discontinue the course then after consultation with student and parents appropriate repayment will be fixed.

Tenure of repayment of loan will be as below.

For loans upto Rs.7,50,000-Max 10 years.

For loans more than Rs.7,50,000-Max 15 years.

Usually earning capacity of person is low during the start of carrier. Hence to make EMI smooth, banks provided stepping of EMI facility. In this facility usually EMI will be lesser during the starting but will goes on increase as the period passes.

No penalty on early repayment of loan.

Processing Charges-Usually banks not charges any processing fees for this type of loan. But banks may charges fee for abroad study loans, will be refunded once student takes up the course.

Other Features

  • Banks may issues financial capability certificate based on the financial condition of the student, which is required while studying abroad.
  • Existence of education loan may affect other student’s loan availability within the same family.
  • No age restriction to avail this loan.
  • Top up loan will be available if further study commence during the¬†moratorium¬† period. Repayment will commence after completion of the further study.
  • Usually parents or¬†guardian will be joint borrower. But in case of married student either spouse or parents/parents-in-law may be joint borrower.

These are the major features of education loan updated by Indian Banking Association as on September 2012.





16 Responses

  1. Sir i have already taken a loan from pnb bank for my graduation (
    Sir now i am in final year and i want to study more. I want do a basic teaching certificate(BTC) of 2years.
    Will bank increase the loan repayment period for me?if it will then what will be the interest rate?
    Please send me your answer……
    My email address is [email protected]


  2. Hi I am from Nagaland and I want to take education loan but since my parents are unemployed so I want to know whether I can take or not and in case of fail to rebay what will be the action from Bank? Kindly WhatsApp me in 8131924859

  3. Sir, is it possible to take education laon for compititive exam coaching like SIVIL SERVICES..please …if possible any tipe of loan for this purpose …please tell me…my contact no is..9466405978

  4. Sir,I have availed Educational loan from Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank Head Office Mandi H.P. to STUDY 3 YEARS DEGREE course .But after 1.5 years and payment of 4 intalments and two intalments remained unpaid.So IIPM NEW Delhi has expelled me due to nonpayment of 2 intalments i.e.Rs.3.12 lac.THE bank chairman has not enhanced the loon nor granted permission to raise loan from other bank despite of written requests.My father is a officer in the same bank and fell continue ill since 28-08-2012 to 02-09-2015.Now the bank has made rephasement of loan without any information and consult with me a parents.The bank has served legal notices from back date in ordinary dak.

    SO,please advise us accordingly.

    Smohit Vevek Sarmaan from Palmpur

    1. Samohit-Whether you approached the bank with issues of non payment of fees before IIMP suspend your admission? Also do remember that, if IIPM increased the fee, it does not mean that bank MUST sanction that much. Because loan eligibility depends on your parents income eligibility and many other factors.

  5. if a student want education loan but his family member is not on job then who he get loan tell me plzzz msg me on whats app 08950757178
    or call me 9858228520

  6. Hlo sir I am from Jammu city I have just passed my +2 In this year now I want to go abroad (newzealand) for study IT course I need education loan

  7. Dear Sir,
    I am employee and further upgradition I want to complete professional course like ICWA and in this regard I need financial help for my studies. I do not have parents financial support. so, what can be suggestions from your side,and how I could easily get through the loan as soon as possible.

    1. JK-Based on your current employment you can raise the education loan. For future clarification better contact your banker.

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