Once you’re approved, you are automatically approved for the total eligible student loan amount listed on your credit report. When you’re ready to accept your loan, you can choose to refinance less than the requested amount (as long as it’s above $5,000) or up to 105% of your approved amount.
During the agreement process for your Earnest loan, you will list the exact loans you would like Earnest to pay off. You should only enter the account information and payoff details for loans you'd like paid off, and omit the loan payoff details for loans you'd like to keep with your existing servicer. Once you've done this, we will manage the payoff process with your loan servicer(s).
However, please note that in November 2017 Earnest was acquired by Navient as an independent subsidiary. Navient has an agreement with Sallie Mae Bank that prohibits the refinancing of Sallie Mae loans until 12/31/18. If your loan is currently either owned or serviced by Sallie Mae, we're currently unable to refinance it.
Please note that some loans are owned by Sallie Mae but serviced by another company, such as Navient. To confirm whether or not your loans are currently owned by Sallie Mae, we recommend contacting your current servicer.
If you have loans at both Sallie Mae and another lender, the non-Sallie Mae loans may still be eligible for refinancing. If you apply and are approved, your loan offer would apply only to your non-Sallie Mae loans.