Understanding Lines of Credit for Students & Credit Protection
Grad school is some serious business. And you haven’t even entered the professional world yet!
But if you happen to have a student line of credit, then you probably feel like you’re well prepared to handle your program’s time commitment, and the financial one. And you should, because you are prepared.
As a professional student, you might be aware of the competitive student-specific interest rate offers and interest-only loan payment offers while you’re in school. The low-rates loan offers can be an effective supplement to your scholarship, student loan or any other way you might be paying for your education.
Don’t have a student line of credit? You could be eligible, and if you’re interested, you should connect with us to find out more. It’s a flexible borrowing option you can use and reuse, with which your credit limit will fluctuate with the cost of the program you’re in. More expensive program? Higher limit. You get the idea.
If you’ve already got your line of credit, one thing you might want to consider crossing off your to-do list is credit protection.
Credit protection…What’s that?
Great question. And it has a great answer — one that should take a load off your mind so school can have your full attention, as it should!
Credit protection is optional insurance that can help repay the outstanding balance on your student line of credit. Say you have $50,000 that you need to repay when school is over. That’s no joke, but you’ll be working and will be able to get that sorted out straight away, right? Right.
…and this is the bit that no one ever really wants to think about…
…something that you definitely did not expect, and couldn’t possibly foresee, like death or a covered critical illness, happens. And that “something” prevents you from working and/or being able to repay your debt.
Sure, credit protection requires a monthly payment. But it’s relatively low when compared to student loan debt. And, as far as considerations go, it may seem easy to dismiss, but if the sort of situation where you do need it arises, you’ll sure be relieved you got it.
If you have credit protection for your line of credit1, and your situation is covered, TD Insurance could pay out up to $1,000,0002 towards:
- Any unpaid balance on your line of credit
- Any owed interest
- Any discharge fees or prepayment charges
Think about how that outstanding debt payment could be reduced or eliminated and how much it could help your loved ones in your absence. Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.
So, if you’d like to know more about TD Line of Credit Protection, visit us at a TD branch or give us a call at