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Connecting to a brighter future with UConn student loans

UConn students enjoy a Public Ivy education alongside Husky athletics that have accumulated 21 NCAA championships—making Storrs a great place to learn, live, and play. Earnest helps UConn students and grads finance their education with smart, affordable student loans. Please note, the University of Connecticut is not affiliated with Earnest and does not endorse Earnest's loans.


Huskies lead the pack in academics and athletics

Studying in Storrs means great potential in store

A degree from UConn has many pros. The University of Connecticut offers top-tier academic programs in a variety of fields to set you apart as you launch your career—whether that be with an MBA from the UConn School of Business, a JD from UConn Law, an MD from the UConn School of Medicine, a PharmD from the UConn School of Pharmacy, or your DDS from the UConn School of Dental Medicine.

UConn is the only Division I school to sweep the men’s and women’s basketball titles in the same year—in both 2004 and 2014. Whenever UConn students aren’t singing the Husky Fight Song from Gampel Pavilion, they may be singing pop songs as part of the annual Homecoming Lip Sync event.


Get the most value from your UConn education

Earnest student loans and student loan refinancing

UConn Alumni
UConn grads with student loan debt turn to Earnest for a seamless consolidation and refinancing experience. You are offered competitive rates based on your personal financial situation and you can customize your payments to fit your preferred budget and timeline. Wherever your Connecticut education leads you—Earnest wants to save you money along the way.

UConn Students
The University of Connecticut is dedicated to making an incredible education affordable for everyone. In fact, about 99% of applicants with financial need receive some form of aid and the average award is $14,256. We encourage you to contact the University of Connecticut Office of Student Financial Aid Services to learn more about UConn scholarships, grants, jobs, and other ways to ensure you leave Storrs with a lifetime of wisdom and memories—not student debt.


Behind the scenes of UConn student loan refinancing

Get the facts before making any decisions

How should I choose a student loan refinancing provider?

When comparing loans, take into account the rates you’re offered, as well as factors like flexibility and customer service from the loan provider. Many companies will outsource your loan servicing.

Which type of loans can I refinance?

You can refinance both Federal and private student loans with Earnest. You’ll effectively consolidate all your loans into one new, lower rate Earnest loan.

What are the benefits of refinancing my student loan(s)?

Many people are able to refinance into much lower interest rates, saving them thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars. In addition, Earnest offers in-house support for the life of your loan and a seamless technology platform to manage your loan.

Can I refinance loans that have previously been consolidated or refinanced?

Yes. Previous refinancing or consolidation does not affect the eligibility of your application.

Who should consider refinancing with Earnest?

Refinancing is a great solution for employed or soon-to-be-employed graduates who have high-interest, unsubsidized Direct Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and/or private loans.

What is the difference between consolidation and refinancing?

Consolidation simply combines multiple student loans into one. That means one monthly payment instead of having to juggle many different ones, sometimes with multiple servicers. When you consolidate, your interest rate will be a weighted average of the interest rates on the loans you combine. You won’t save money— but it can make life easier by reducing the amount of time you spend managing different payments.

Refinancing can be done with one loan or several, and involves getting a new loan with a different (usually lower) rate than before, due to changes in your financial situation. When you refinance, you typically work with a company to pay off the original loan(s) and get a new unified loan at a lower rate.

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Refinancing is easier with Earnest

Rather than looking at student loans as a ball and chain, we see them as a balloon—lifting students to new heights, and enabling incredible opportunities and achievements. Through innovative data science we make that balloon as light as possible, saving clients thousands on every loan. And with exceptional service, we ensure our clients make decisions with confidence. At Earnest, we seek to offer a student loan like no other.