EC-Council University is excited to announce a new, alternative financing solution that we are offering to students who qualify. EC-Council University has recently partnered with an organization entitled “Climb Credit!”
What is Climb?
Climb Credit is a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education. They believe education is an investment toward your future career and earning potential and provide loans for EC-Council University to help you reach that potential. If you are a US Citizen, or an International Student residing in the US, you may qualify.
Climb Credit Financing Options
Climb Credit is a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education. They believe education is an investment toward your future career and earning potential and provide loans for EC-Council University to help you reach that potential.
A quick online application — with the ability to add a coborrower — completed in as little as 5 minutes with no impact to credit score *
Prepay, in part or in whole, at any time without penalty
Instant decisions the majority of the time, with the ability to accept and e-sign your documents in just a few clicks
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*Climb performs a “soft” credit pull to evaluate eligibility, but this soft credit check will not affect your credit score. A hard credit pull is only performed once the loan is accepted and funded.
Frequently Asked (Climb Loan) Questions from Students:
Having a co-borrower isn’t required, but you may end up with a lower interest rate if you do decide to apply with one. Adding a co-borrower can also increase your chances of getting approved.
Climb’s interest rates, which are always fixed, range from 5.99% to 13.99%, which means you don’t have to worry about your monthly payment amounts changing from month to month. Offerings differ by program. What your rate ultimately depends on is your state of residence, the program you enroll into, your credit history, and any applicable laws and regulations.
The loan won’t be funded until after you’ve started class. Once your loan is finalized, accepted by you, and we’ve verified your attendance in the program of your choice, Climb would send tuition funding directly to us. This typically occurs within 2 weeks of you starting class.
Payments are handled by Climb’s loan servicing partner, University Accounting Service. Through UAS, you can enroll into autopay or make manual monthly payments online or by personal check. Most Climb borrowers choose autopay because they don’t have to worry about late payments. As an added bonus, Climb will reduce your interest rate by 0.25% if you sign up for autopay. Climb will send you instructions on how to sign up for UAS once your loan is funded.
With the Climb loan, your first payment is due one month after your loan is funded by Climb.
Our admissions team can send you a link to start your application; you can also choose to apply through the link on our website, or by going onto Climb’s website if you want to learn more about Climb before you apply. All applications are paper-free and can be submitted from your computer, tablet, or phone.
You’ll want to make sure you fill out an application for the specific school and program you’ll be attending since Climb specifically links their loans to individual courses.
When a student is denied, they will be asked to reapply with a co-borrower. The student will then receive a separate email that includes an Adverse Action Notice with more information on the decision. Students should feel free to apply as many times as they like with different co-borrowers, as just applying will never affect your credit score.
Students are welcome to apply to just explore their options! There is no obligation to accept the loan if they’ve been approved. Even after students sign for the loan, they are able to decline/cancel their loan terms up until the loan is funded.
Climb wants to help! They offer payment deferment options for qualifying borrowers. Just reach out to learn more.
After students sign their Master Promissory Note (their loan documents) there is a mandated 4 business day window where the loan cannot be funded, no matter the course start date. Students can cancel their loan risk free within this period, or up until the 1st day of class – whichever is longer!