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School Fees Loans

School fees loans can help you cover the next leg of your educational pursuit. Simply put, South African lenders offer a wide variety of these kinds of loans and budgeting for this expense could help you reach your goal sooner.

Our loan calculator can help you compare loan options among these lenders. Simply input the loan amount and adjust the loan terms to match your budget for monthly payment. Go ahead and give it a try.

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A cash loan from R2 000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R796

Total repayments (approx)R28,656

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,656

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO RCS

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 729 727

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO RCS

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Get up to R250 000 over 1 – 84 months. Choose between the amount you want, the monthly installment that suits your pocket, or the option that gives you the lowest interest rate. Credit is approved in minutes and the money is available immediately. Pay fixed monthly repayments.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR50,000

Maximum loan amountR100,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)14.20%

Personal loan APR14.20%

Monthly repayments (approx)R797

Total repayments (approx)R28,692

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,692

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Capitec Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 66 77 89

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

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Loans up to R250,000. Terms between 7 months and 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)7 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO African Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 111 011

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

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Tired of those expensive repayments? Then switch your personal loans to Absa. It’s easy and with our guaranteed lowest interest rate, you will start saving money immediately. We can switch your personal loans of up to R350 000 and pay your creditors directly.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR15,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)18.82%

Personal loan APR18.82%

Monthly repayments (approx)R845

Total repayments (approx)R30,420

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,420

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Absa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feen/a

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 100 372

Data accurate as of12.06.2020

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Absa Study Loan

Absa
12 months
to 60 months
R15,000
to R100,000
10.00%

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Our study loan offers you the opportunity to borrow funds at a low interest rate to support yourself or someone you would like to benefit from study funding. Finance your full tertiary experience from the tuition fees, accommodation, study book and technical equipment you need for your studies. If you take out our study loan and you’re offered a lower interest rate elsewhere, we’ll beat it. Terms and conditions apply. Pay interest only for the 12 months and only start repaying from month 13.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR15,000

Maximum loan amountR100,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)10.00%

Personal loan APR10.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R754

Total repayments (approx)R27,144

Total interest repayments (approx)R7,144

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Absa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feen/a

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 100 372

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

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A personal loan from R1000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Fixed monthly repayments. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Optional Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%

Overview

Minimum loan amountR1,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R805

Total repayments (approx)R28,980

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,980

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO DirectAxis

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 02 03 04

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO DirectAxis

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Flexible loans, on your terms. Get a Personal Loan of up to R250 000. Same day approval!

Overview

Minimum loan amountR15,000

Maximum loan amountR29,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)36 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R859

Total repayments (approx)R30,924

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,924

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 666 424

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

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No matter what your plans are, we’ve got a personal loan that suits your needs. We offer the widest range of personal loans of up to R350 000 with a loan repayment term of up to 84 months. If you take out an Absa Personal Loan and you’re offered a lower interest rate elsewhere, we guarantee to beat it.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR3,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)84 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R869

Total repayments (approx)R31,284

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,284

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO Absa

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feen/a

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 100 372

Data accurate as of12.06.2020

GO TO Absa

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Make your dream real. Apply for a personal loan in less than 10 minutes. Options to Consolidate your loans. Create one loan with one monthly repayment. Flexible repayment options. Specify your repayment period and amount according to your needs. Fast pay outs. A lump sum deposited into your account.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR29,999

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)23.00%

Personal loan APR23.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R891

Total repayments (approx)R32,076

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,076

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR15,000

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 50 60 70

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Old Mutual

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Get a Personal Loan of up to R300 000 for planned or unplanned expenses. Whether you need extra money to help turn your house into your dream home, walk down the aisle or go on that well-deserved holiday, FNB has the right credit solution for your every need.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR1,000

Maximum loan amountR300,000

Minimum term (months)1 month

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)13.00%

Personal loan APR13.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R784

Total repayments (approx)R28,224

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,224

Rate typeFixed or Variable

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR6,000

GO TO First National Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 113 010

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

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A cash loan from R2 000 up to R250 000. Fast, paperless application process. Decision in seconds. Cash in your account within 24 hours. Flexible repayment options; choose from 12 to 60 months. Free monthly statement via email or SMS. Customer Protection Insurance. Interest from as low as 15%.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)15.00%

Personal loan APR15.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R796

Total repayments (approx)R28,656

Total interest repayments (approx)R8,656

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR936.50

Minimum monthly incomeR2,000

GO TO RCS

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 729 727

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO RCS

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A Student Loan from FNB gives students and parents a sense of comfort knowing that funds are available for further studies. Personalised interest rate. Access to loans from R4000 to R80 000 for each year of study. Only pay interest, fees and charges while the student is studying and start repaying interest, fees, charges and capital on completion of their studies. Credit life insurance. You could boost your ebucks reward level.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR4,000

Maximum loan amountR80,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)36 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)17.00%

Personal loan APR17.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R826

Total repayments (approx)R29,736

Total interest repayments (approx)R9,736

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR6,000

GO TO First National Bank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?No

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 113 010

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO First National Bank

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We'll help you get it, fast. Quick Online Loans from R100 to R250,000. 100% Free to apply. Instant Online Loans - Cash paid into your bank account today. Low repayments, over 2 to 60 monthsHigh approval rate. Use for any purpose. Bad credit history-no problem.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR8,000

Maximum loan amountR20,000

Minimum term (months)2 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)19.50%

Personal loan APR19.50%

Monthly repayments (approx)R853

Total repayments (approx)R30,708

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,708

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

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Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone087 724 6110

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

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We'll help you get it, fast. Quick Online Loans from R100 to R250,000. 100% Free to apply. Instant Online Loans - Cash paid into your bank account today. Low repayments, over 2 to 60 monthsHigh approval rate. Use for any purpose. Bad credit history-no problem.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR20,000

Maximum loan amountR250,000

Minimum term (months)2 months

Maximum term (months)60 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)20.00%

Personal loan APR20.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R858

Total repayments (approx)R30,888

Total interest repayments (approx)R10,888

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO Hoopla Loans

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityNo

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone087 724 6110

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

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Bigger dreams, bigger loan! Dream big with a ubank loan of up to R180 000 payable over 72 months.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR10,000

Maximum loan amountR180,000

Minimum term (months)12 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.00%

Personal loan APR21.00%

Monthly repayments (approx)R869

Total repayments (approx)R31,284

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,284

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,000

GO TO Ubank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 008 322

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Ubank

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Whether you need money for unexpected expenses, a medical emergency, or to fund a specific project, Sanlam can offer you a fixed-rate personal loan according to your needs and circumstances. You can apply for any amount, from R5,000 to R200,000. You can tailor your repayment term to suit your budget (from 24 months to 6 years). Repayments are fixed for your full loan term, so that you can budget ahead easily. Sanlam will always take your current financial circumstances into consideration and never lend you more than you can comfortably afford to repay

Overview

Minimum loan amountR5,000

Maximum loan amountR200,000

Minimum term (months)24 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)21.90%

Personal loan APR21.90%

Monthly repayments (approx)R879

Total repayments (approx)R31,644

Total interest repayments (approx)R11,644

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR5,000

GO TO Sanlam

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0861 440 044

Data accurate as of18.01.2020

GO TO Sanlam

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Loans available from R2 000 to R300 000*. Flexible repayment periods from 6 up to 72 months. Monthly repayments debited from your bank account. The best possible interest rate that we can offer you. Easy online loan application process.

Overview

Minimum loan amountR2,000

Maximum loan amountR350,000

Minimum term (months)6 months

Maximum term (months)72 months

Personal loan interest rates (base)24.75%

Personal loan APR24.75%

Monthly repayments (approx)R910

Total repayments (approx)R32,760

Total interest repayments (approx)R12,760

Rate typeFixed

Secured or unsecuredUnsecured

Initiation feeR1,207.50

Minimum monthly incomeR3,500

GO TO Nedbank

Other Fees & Information

Monthly feeR69.00

Quarterly feeR0.00

Annual feeR0.00

Other feesUnknown

Redraw facilityUnknown

Repayment scheduleMonthly

Early repayments allowedYes

Early repayments feeUnknown

Missed payment feeUnknown

For debt consolidation?Yes

Sponsored No

Telephone0860 103 582

Data accurate as of12.07.2020

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Find the best school fees loans in South Africa

School fees are one of life’s unavoidable expenses: From pre-school up to tertiary studies and whether you’re a student, parent, guardian, or sponsor. The costs can add up even if it’s for a good cause. Luckily, with a variety of school fees loans, you can finance any stage and type of education, including private school and college.

Getting a school fees loan in South Africa can be an easy and fruitful process if you have all the information on hand. At CompareLoans.co.za, we’ve done your homework for you. Get informed and be prepared to apply for a school fees loan that works for you today.

Types of school fees loans

We’ve come up with several options for you if you’re thinking of taking out a school fees loan:

  • Student loans. These are usually meant to cover tertiary studies. They have a flexible repayment structure where you pay back interest only while you study. Once you start working, you repay the rest of the loan.
  • Personal loans. Personal loans are a common way of coming up with school fees. They’re popular because of their flexibility when using them. You can use the cash advance to pay for tuition, uniforms, books, or any school-related expenses.
  • Home equity loan. These are also called second mortgages, and they allow you to borrow against the value you own on your house. That means you can borrow some of your mortgage payments back and use the lump sum of money to cover school fees either for yourself or your child. The good thing is, home equity loans are secured, and therefore have lower interest rates. On the bad side, you risk losing the house if you fail to make repayments as agreed.
  • Credit card. These offer convenient lines of credit but are easily maxed out so you might not be able to cover all the necessary tuition costs. It’s best to find a credit card with a low interest rate. If you shop around and research, you might even be able to find a lender who offers a 0% interest rate over a reasonable repayment period that you can easily cover.

Personal loans vs. student loans

When it comes to school fees loans, the two top options are personal loans and student loans. So, which one is right for you? We consider the main differences between personal loans and student loans to help you answer this question:

  • Student loans have lower interest rates and cheaper fees. This is compared to unsecured personal loans. Otherwise, you can apply for a secured personal loan to get the same benefits. However, you might not be able to completely avoid the additional loan charges and fees that typically come with personal loans.
  • Personal loans have shorter terms. Student loans have longer repayment periods since you initially pay interest only. You first have to graduate and find work before you can finish your loan payments. This might be a more comfortable arrangement but keep in mind that while personal loans have higher interest rates and you have to start repayments right away, they might end up being cheaper when paid off quickly.
  • Personal loans are more flexible. You can use them to consolidate any other student loans, or for other non-related expenses. Some school fees loans might be limited to paying tuition only.

Can you use a school fees loan for any stage of education?

In South Africa, you’ll find that schools are either classified as independent/private schools or state/public schools. Furthermore, the education system ranges from primary education to secondary and further education. You should be able to get a school fees loan to cover any stage of education from the types of loans mentioned above. Depending on the loan, you can cover many school-related costs, including:

  • Tuition;
  • Textbooks;
  • Transport;
  • Food and accommodation;
  • Stationery – Pens and writing materials;
  • Learning equipment such as a smartphone or laptop; and
  • WiFi or airtime for data.

Compare the best school fees loans in South Africa

The following checklist can help you choose a school fees loan that is best for your situation:

  • Eligibility requirements. You might not be able to qualify for some loans based on the requirements. Find out which loan has the most flexible requirements as well as an easy application process.
  • Interest rates. A good credit score can help to guarantee a low-interest rate loan. Even if your score is less than average, shop around for the lowest fixed or variable rate loan you can get. For the lowest rates, try a secured loan.
  • Loan charges and fees. A school fees loan can come with all sorts of charges, from initiation fee to monthly service fees. Check if the terms and conditions of your loan contract contain any hidden fees. For example, there might be penalty fees for early or additional repayments.
  • Allowable uses. Find out if the loan type allows you to pay for the expenses you have in mind. For example, some lenders restrict the use of personal loans for school fees.
  • Loan amount and term. Look for a lender that gives you the loan amount and term you need as long as you can afford it. Also, use our school fees loan calculator to find out which loan gives you the best monthly repayment as outlined below.

School fees loan calculator: Find affordable monthly repayments

School fees loans provide parents and students with a way to stay on top of increasingly costly educational expenses. However, they can result in a massive amount of debt that can be difficult to manage. To help you avoid this, CompareLoans has created a school fees loan calculator to help you understand what you’re getting into in advance of your loan application.

Simply input the amount of money needed for school fees and the length of time you need to finish making repayments. The results in our comparison tables will show the expected monthly instalment for each of our featured lenders and registered credit providers. Ideally, this amount should fit nicely into your monthly budget, so feel free to keep using the calculator until you get the best results.

Ready to apply for a school-fees loan?

Once you have found an option with details that works for you, you can make your loan application for school fees by first clicking the “Go to Site” button in our comparison table. Depending on the lender and type of loan you choose, you might be required to supply the following:

  • Personal details. Include your ID number, email address and other contact details.
  • Proof of income. Usually, 3 months of payslips and bank statements.
  • Details of your assets. If you’re applying for a secured loan, you’ll need to provide proof of ownership for any assets you’re using to guarantee the loan.
  • Proof of enrolment. A letter of acceptance, proof of registration, or any other suitable official document detailing the expenses to be covered for that school year.

In addition, you must be at least 18 years of age and a South African citizen (or permanent resident) with a good credit score. If you’re adding a cosigner, their details will also be required.

Frequently asked questions

Can I get a K-12 education loan in South Africa?

In other countries like America, you can use a K-12 education loan to finance your child’s private school education. K-12 education loans might not be specifically available in South Africa, but you can still use a school fees loan to pay for private school tuition and expenses.

Do I need a cosigner on my school fees loan?

It depends. You can include a cosigner to strengthen your personal loan application and improve your chances of approval.

Can my parents take out a school fees loan for me?

If you have a regular, acceptable income and a good credit score, you can apply for a loan in your name. However, if you rely on your parents for finances, they’ll have to take out the loan in their name, which means they’ll be responsible for making repayments.

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