Helping Texans Pursue and Achieve A Higher Education
With a Texas Extra Credit Education Loan
Higher Education Servicing Corporation is a Texas - based nonprofit
Low-cost private loan program for Texas students
Can cover college tuition and expenses when financial aid isn't enough
Before applying for a Texas Extra Credit Education Loan, we highly recommend you apply for and utilize all federal student aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. To learn more about the types of federal student aid available, when to apply and eligibility requirements, visit studentaid.gov.
How the Application Process Works
Start your loan with our easy online application.
Receive an initial credit decision within minutes of submitting your application.
Provide any required documentation to verify the information on your application.
If approved, sign your loan application. We’ll then request the school to certify the loan.
Once certified, provide final loan approval and your funds can be disbursed.
An Education Loan Made for You
Low-Cost Private Loan Program
Designed to help Texas residents pay for their college costs.
Competitive Fixed Interest Rates
With a variety of repayment terms, options and valuable borrower benefits.
Compare Loan Scenarios
Compare loan scenarios in real-time by selecting different repayment terms and options.
No application, disbursement or origination fees.
Student vs. Parent Loan
Which Loan Is Right For Me?
For: Student borrowers attending an approved school at least half-time that may or may not require a cosigner for credit approval
Student borrower and cosigner, if applicable, are jointly and severally liable for repayment of the loan
Up to 0.50% interest rate reduction
3 repayment options, 2 repayment terms
Competitive fixed rates
Cosigner Release7Learn More
For: Parents, family members or other creditworthy individuals that wish to take out a loan on behalf of a student attending an approved school at least half-time
Repayment of the loan is the sole responsibility of the borrower; the student holds no responsibility
0.25% Auto Pay interest rate reduction6
Immediate, Interest-Only or Full Deferment Repayment Options
10 or 15 year repayment terms
Competitive fixed ratesLearn More
Qualifying For Our Education Loan
Before starting the application, be sure that you meet all of the following requirements to be eligible to apply for a Texas Extra Credit Education Loan.
The student must be enrolled at least half time in a degree-granting program (as certified by the school) at an approved school
Resident of Texas
The borrower and cosigner, if applicable, must be permanent residents of Texas – the student can attend any approved college or university throughout the United States
The applicant applying as creditworthy must provide proof of current income
Must be United States citizens/nationals or lawful permanent resident aliens of the United States
Building Financial Confidence
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Financing Your Education
Are you interested in going back to college or learning more about the options you have to pay for college? If so, check out Types of Aid under Topics.
Get a head start on planning for college by downloading our Financial Aid Checklist!Learn More