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Divine savings on Wake Forest student loans

Regarded among the nation’s top universities, WFU provides Demon Deacons with a unique college experience in Winston-Salem—driven by personal attention and expansive research opportunities. Earnest helps Wake Forest students and grads finance their education with smart, affordable student loans. Please note, Wake Forest University is not affiliated with Earnest and does not endorse Earnest's loans.


A fulfilling journey awaits in Winston-Salem

Demon Deacons reap personal and professional growth at Wake Forest

Wake Forest University has a long history of offering remarkable degree programs in a variety of fields. Some of their most notable programs include an MBA from Wake Forest School of Business, a JD from Wake Forest School of Law, an MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine, and an MDiv from Wake Forest School of Divinity.

The Reynolda Campus (named for the Reynolds family, founder of the Reynolds Tobacco Company) contains most university buildings, while the School of Medicine is located on the Bowman Gray Campus. Famous for its academic chops, Wake faculty are some of the best in the world. Until her death in 2014, Maya Angelou was the campus’s most renowned professor. Although around half the student population participates in Greek life, Wake offers plenty of diversions for all students, most notably its fierce ACC athletic rivalries.


Getting the most value from a Wake Forest education

Earnest student loans and student loan refinancing

Wake Forest University Alumni
WFU grads with student loan debt rely on Earnest for a seamless consolidation and refinancing experience. You receive competitive rate offers based on your personal financial profile and you can customize your payments to work with your desired budget and timeline. Wherever your Wake Forest education leads you—Earnest wants to save you money along the way.

Wake Forest University Students
WFU is committed to helping Demon Deacons afford the highly-ranked private education they desire. In fact, 99.9% of applicants with financial need receive some form of aid and the average award is $40,534. We encourage you to contact the Wake Forest University Financial Aid office to learn more about Wake Forest scholarships, grants, jobs, and other ways to ensure you leave Winston-Salem with a lifetime of wisdom and memories—not student debt.


Behind the scenes of Wake Forest 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.