Union Bank Education Loan

  • Max Loan Amount - upto Rs. 2,000,000
  • Attractive interest rate starting at 12.45% , for Girls - 11.95%
  • Flexible collateral scheme - collateral accepted from extended family members such as brother-in-law, sister-in-law
  • Nil margin and 100% finance for loans upto Rs 4 lakh. Loans above Rs 4 lakh can be availed at a margin of 5% for studies in India and 15% for studies abroad
  • Nil prepayment charges
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Education Loan Union Bank of India

  Courses in India Courses Abroad IIT, IIM, ISB Courses
Max Loan Amount Rs. 1,000,000 Rs. 2,000,000 No ceiling
Interest Rates      
Loans upto Rs. 4 lakh 12.45% , for Girls - 11.95% 12.45% , for Girls - 11.95% 0.00%
Loans Rs. 4.0 - 7.5 lakh 12.20% , for Girls - 11.70% 0.00% , for Girls - 11.70% 0.00%
Loans > Rs. 7.5 lakh 11.45% , for Girls - 10.95% 11.45% , for Girls - 10.95% 0.00%
Max Funding as Proportion of Cost      
Loans upto Rs. 4 lakh 100% 100% 100%
Loans above Rs. 4 lakh 95% 85% 100%
Max Tenure Post Moratorium      
Loans upto Rs. 7.5 lakh 10 years 10 years 0 years
Loans above Rs. 7.5 lakh 15 years 15 years 0 years
Co-Applicant required (Y/N) Yes Yes Yes
Third Party Guarantee      
Loans upto Rs. 4 lakh Not required Not required Not required
Loans Rs. 4.0 - 7.5 lakh Required Required Required
Loans > Rs. 7.5 lakh Not required Not required Not required
Collateral Security (Fixed deposit/ Property, LIC)      
Loans upto Rs. 4 lakh Not required Not required Not required
Loans Rs. 4.0 - 7.5 lakh Not required Not required Not required
Loans > Rs. 7.5 lakh Required Required Required
Prepayment Charges (Y/N) Nil Nil Nil
Moratorium Period (lower of the two)      
After course period 12 months 12 months 12 months
After getting job 6 months 6 months 6 months

Union Bank of India Student Loan Eligibility

Determinants of Eligibility for Education Loans
Age of the Applicant
  • Upto 35 years for non-employed personnels
  • Upto 45 years in case of working employees/ executives
Who is eligible
  • An Indian National having secured admission to professional/technical courses in recognized institutions.
  • Students seeking admission for higher studies.
  • Permanent employees who are employed for not less than three years with any organisation and who intend to acquire higher professional qualifications and have secured admissions in a reputed institute.
Maximum Loan Amount
  • Upto Rs. 1,000,000 for studies in India; with minimum margin money (own contribution by student/ family) of 5% of total cost for loan above 4 Lakh. No Margin for loan less than 4 Lakh
  • Upto Rs. 2,000,000 for studies abroad with minimum margin money (own contribution by student/ family) of 15% of total cost for loan above 4 Lakh. No Margin for loan less than 4 Lakh
  • No ceiling for studies at IIT's, IIM's and ISB's with minimum margin money (own contribution by student/ family) of 0% of total cost
Which Cost Heads/ Expenses are Funded by Bank
  • Admission fees including monthly fees and examination fees.
  • Books, stationery and equipments.
  • Boarding and lodging expenses of authorized hostel or boarding house.
  • Expenses required to complete the courses like those on study tours, project work and thesis etc.
  • Insurance cover for the student.
Co-borrower/ Guarantor/ Security
  • Loans upto Rs. 4 lakh: Parents or guardian or husband/ in-laws in case of married woman required as co-borrower
  • Loans above Rs. 4 lakh and upto Rs 7.5 lakh: Parents or guardian or husband/ in-laws in case of married woman required as co-borrower, guarantee from third party guarantor required
  • Above Rs. 7.5 lakh: Parents or guardian or husband/ in-laws in case of married woman required as co-borrower
Repayment Frequency
  • Quarterly or monthly rests.
  • Repayment typically starts 1 year after completing the course or six months after getting a job, whichever is earlier.
  • Loan interest re‐payment will start immediately after disbursement of the first installment of the loan.
Repayment Period
  • Tenure of an education loan consists of Duration of Study + Grace Period after the Study + Repayment Period.
  • For Indian courses repayment tenure is maximum of 5 years after the commencement of repayment.
  • For Abroad courses repayment tenure is maximum for 7 years after the commencement of repayment.
  • There is no prepayment penalty or charge on early prepayment or foreclosure.
Key Appraisal Criteria
  • Good academic record with atleast 50% marks in the qualifying examinations.
  • Admission letter from bonafide educational institution.
  • Passport/visa/i-20 form for studies abroad.
  • Net-worth and credit history (CIBIL) of the guarantors.
Tax Benefits
  • Interest paid on education loan can be claimed as deduction from income of borrower (student) as per Section 80E of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Rebate can be claimed without any upper ceiling or cap.
  • Rebate is available for full time courses, part time courses and vocational courses pursued in India and abroad.
  • Rebate can be claimed within eight (8) years post moratorium period subject to actual payment of interest.
  • Rebate is available for interest paid on loans for education of self, spouse, children or for the student of whom he/she is the legal guardian.
  • No rebate is available for principal repayment.

Union Bank Education Loan Interest Rate – Alternatives

  • In case you or your parents have availed a home loan and the property is registered, you may opt for a top up loan with balance transfer of the home loan . In this case, you don’t to provide any additional security and the rate of interest will be close to home loan rate (currently 8.60%). This will also be longer tenure loan (upto 15 years) and will result in lower EMI. However, you will not be able to claim income tax benefit available on education loan in this case.

Union Bank of India online Education Loan – Things to check

  • You have a valid offer letter from a recognized educational institution.
  • You meet the eligibility criteria of the bank that you are applying to.
  • You have not defaulted on loans or credit card dues in the past and have not delayed payments. If you have, these will reflect in your CIBIL report, hurt your CIBIL score and may result in rejection of your education loan application. Estimate your CIBIL score for free by using CIBIL score estimate calculator.
  • Your CIBIL report does not erroneously show defaults or delayed payments. This can be due to inadvertent error in data shared by banks with CIBIL.
  • You have made own arrangement for margin money and for expenses that are not covered by banks under education loan.
Union Bank Education Loan News - Feb 2017
04th Feb 17 Union Bank of India reduces MCLR by up to 15 basis points across various tenures
Union Bank of India has reduced its overnight and one month marginal cost of lending rates of to 8 and 8.20 percent as compared to 8.15 and 8.35 percent respectively. The revised three months and six months MCLR has been revised to 8.25 and 8.35 percent respectively. The bank has also reduced its three year MCLR by 5 basis points to 8.60 percent. The new rates are effective from 1st February, 2017.
02nd Jan 17 Union Bank of India reduces MCLR by up to 90 basis points
Union Bank of India has reduced its overnight and three months marginal cost of lending rates to 8.15 and 8.40 percent as compared to 9.05 and 9.15 percent earlier. The revised MCLR for six months and one year now stands at 8.50 and 8.65 percent respectively. Similarly, three year MCLR has reduced to 8.75 percent as compared to 9.40 percent earlier. The rates are effective from 1st January, 2017.
01st Sep 16 Union Bank of India will reduce its MCLR from September 1, 2016
Union Bank of India has reduced its Marginal Cost Based Lending Rate (MCLR) by 5 basis points (bps) across maturities. The 1 year MCLR has been reduced to 9.4 percent from the current rate of 9.45 percent. The 2 year and 3 year MCLR is reduced to 9.45 and 9.5 percent respectively. The 3 month and 6 month MCLR has been reduced to 9.25 percent and 9.35 percent respectively. Similarly the Overnight and 1 month MCLR has been reduced to 9.15 and 9.2 percent. These changes are effective from 1st September, 2016. For borrowers who have taken a home loan from Union Bank of India after 1st April 2016, the reduction in MCLR will translate into a reduction in their floating home loan rates and hence their interest outgo.
11th Aug 16 Union Bank of India app allows users to control credit card transactions
Union Bank of India has launched an app called UControl for its customers that will allow them to block transactions and set limits over their credit cards. This app will also allow customers to block certain transaction channels such as ATM withdrawals, in store transactions, Internet transactions and foreign transactions. Through this app, customer can also monitor and analyze spends of dependents or joint cardholders.
08th Aug 16 Union Bank of India Q1 profit falls to Rs 166.32 crore
Union Bank of India Ltd reported a fall of 68 per cent in net profit to Rs. 166.32 crore in the first quarter of FY17. Net interest income of the bank decreased to Rs. 2102.25 crore against Rs. 2130.17 crore during same period of FY16. Gross NPAs of the bank as a percentage of total loans increased by 12.86 per cent to Rs. 27280.90 crore in the first quarter of FY17.
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