Educational Loan for University Students

Are you ambitious and would like to pursue your studies in Lebanon or abroad? Banque Libano-Française Educational Loan gives you the chance to fulfill your ambitions and helps you finance your university studies.
Loan characteristics
  • financing up to 100% of the university tuition fees with the possibility to include accommodation/stay expenses if the university is established abroad,
  • loan granted starting the first year of studies or any other year,
  • currency: USD,
  • loan amount: Up to USD 130,000,
  • grace period: one year following the graduation
  • loan period: maximum 10 years following the grace period ,
  • interest rate: variable and based on the Beirut Reference Rate,
  • no file fees,
  • no down payment required,
  • tuition fees are settled by the Bank directly to the university by bank check or bank transfer upon presentation of tuition fees statement and the results of the previous year/semester
  • guarantee: life insurance in favor of the Bank (other guarantees may be required on a case-by-case basis),
 
Loan advantages
  • quarterly settlement of the interests during studies and grace period
  • applying for the loan is possible anytime of the year,
Example
For an 18-year-old student financing his 4-year studies thanks to an Educational Loan* of USD 30,000 over a period of 10 years, the repayment is made through quarterly installments of USD 838 during the years of studies and the one-year grace period after graduation, then USD 462 over the 10 remaining years following the grace period, at an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 20.78%  (including interest, life insurance premium and fiscal stamps).
Conditions apply as at 20/02/2019 and are subject to variation. 
* Subject to pre-study and approval of the application
Applicant's eligibility criteria
  • nationality: Lebanese,
  • age: 18 – 28,
  • applicant/guarantor’s age: 21- 65 years (at loan maturity)
  • occupation: the applicant/ the guarantor should be:
    • an employee with a steady job and income for more than 18 months,
    • a self-employed with a minimum 3-year work experience in the same field,
    • a military member with minimum 18 months since joining the military organization.
  • minimum required monthly income:
    • LBP 1,200,000 or the counter value in USD for employees,
    • LBP 2,500,000 or the counter value in USD for self-employed,
    • LBP 1,000,000 for military members.
  • monthly payments: maximum 33% of the monthly income.
Every credit facility is an engagement and must be reimbursed. Check your repayment capacities before you apply.
To submit your loan application, learn more about our loan eligibility requirements and requested documents, visit the nearest BLF branch where our customer advisors will be pleased to share with you a customized simulation, including your Annual Percentage Rate - APR based on your profile and selected financing terms.
For any additional information, please contact your nearest BLF branch or our Call Center on 1272 or send us an email on [email protected]
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