The Give Forward Student Loan Fund
The Give Forward Student Loan Fund allows qualifying students to borrow what they need to pay for tuition at Center Centre. Qualifying students also have the option to borrow up to $59,880 to cover tuition and an additional $20,000 each year of the two-year program to help cover living expenses. The fund offers reasonable terms, hardship deferments, and flexible refinancing.
The loan is interest-free while a student is enrolled in the program and actively taking courses. Interest doesn’t start to accrue until 90 days after a student graduates. This gives graduates time to find a great job before they start paying back their loan. The low interest rate is fixed. Once repayment of the loan begins, graduates may take up to 20 years to pay off the loan, keeping monthly payments manageable.
We structured the Give Forward Student Loan Fund as a revolving loan fund. This means that every time a graduate makes a payment on their loan, they’re contributing money back into the fund. Every time a graduate makes a payment on their loan, they make it possible for a Center Centre student to earn their education. Graduates are giving forward. This is why we call it the Give Forward Student Loan Fund.
The Give Forward Student Loan Fund is a non-profit fund serviced through the Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE). CNE brings extensive experience in humane approaches to lending. They focus on building relationships with their customers. This means our students will get to know their lending servicers by name. They’ll work with our students and give them the flexibility they need to handle unforeseen challenges making a payment or adjusting their loan.
Do you have questions about tuition or financial aid?
If you have questions about tuition or the Give Forward Student Loan Fund, please call us Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM at 423-805-7420 or toll-free at 1-844-805-7420. You can also contact us online.