About Education Loan

A barebones explanation for an education loan is thus, funds offered by financial institutions to meritorious and deserving students so that the latter can pursue their basic or higher education in India or abroad. Almost all banks & some NBFCs in India offer education loans, and the demand for it has remained stable with the Indian student community.

Features & Benefits

Eligibility & Documents Required

Education Loan Eligibility Criteria

For an individual to be eligible for education loan in India, certain eligibility criteria must be fulfilled:

Good Marks
Co-applicant eligibility
Eligible courses
For Studies in India
For Studies Abroad


Any individual applying for an educational loan must be a citizen of India.

Documents Required For Education Loan

You would need to submit the following documents along with the completed application form for the education loan process:

Identity proof
Residence proof
Admission proof
Co-applicants documents
If Salaried
If self-employed
Students Academic Score Documents

Identity proof

(Any one) Aadhar Card / Voters ID / Passport / Driving License / PAN Card of the applicant and co-applicant.

Interest Rate & Charges

At Afinoz you can avail the best in class education loan products, not only at a competitive price but also keeping in mind many other benefits that you can take advantage of. Rates of some of the major institutions providing education loan are given below.

Interest Rates*
Processing Charge
Axis Bank 13.5% – 15% NIL
HDFC Bank Ltd 9% - 13.75% Up to 1% of the loan amount
ICICI Bank Ltd 10.75% - 11.75 NIL
TATA Capital 11% - 15% Max. up to 1% of the loan amount
RBL Bank Ltd. 14.15% - 15.15% NIL
Kotak Mahindra 11.5% - 24% 0.5% of the loan amount
IIFL 13.50% - 18% N.A
Avanse 11.50% - 14.50% Up to 1 % of the loan amount
Aditya Birla capital 11.75% - 13.75% 1% of the loan amount ( one time)

Disclaimer:*Rates are subject to periodic changes. Education loan interest rates & other fees/charges are subject to regular reviews and can vary with every customer. These can differ depending on a few factors. The final interest rate will be based on different criteria including the bank’s internal policies & applicable rates at the time of approval. Please note that the interest rates provided here are based on market research. To facilitate the comparison insight, certain sets of data has been reorganized/restructured/tabulated. It is advisable to recheck the same with the individual companies / organizations. This website does not take any responsibility for any sudden or uninformed changes in interest rates. Banks or Financial Institutions can contact us at info@afinoz.com for inclusions or updates.

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