Choosing the Loan that's Right for You

We help students and families make the right choices in financing their education today – so they can focus on tomorrow and the road ahead. To see how Fifth Third Bank can help you fill your funding gap, choose the private student loan that is best for your situation:


Fifth Third
Smart Option Student Loan ®

For Degree Granting Institutions

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Fifth Third
Bar Study Loan ®

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Fifth Third
Medical Residency & Relocation Loan ®

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Fifth Third
Dental Residency & Relocation Loan ®

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The Smart Option Student Loan is an ideal solution for undergraduate or graduate students who are attending school full time, part time, or less than half time and still need funds after exploring scholarships, grants, and federal loans. The Bar Study Loan helps you prepare for the bar financially so you can concentrate on your studies. You can finance bar exam costs not covered by federal student loan programs, such as bar review course fees, bar exam deposits and fees, and living expenses. Apply for a residency and relocation loan today and keep the best residencies within reach. The Medical Residency & Relocation Loan can help with expenses associated with finding a residency, including travel to interviews and relocation costs that are not covered by federal student loan programs. The Dental Residency & Relocation Loan can help you finance the costs associated with your final year of dental school, such as residency interviews, relocation, and board examination expenses that are not covered by the federal student loan programs.

Benefits include:

  • A choice of competitive rates
  • No application or origination fees
  • Apply with a creditworthy cosigner which may help you qualify and/or receive a lower interest rate.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive interest rates
  • No repayment fee
  • Generous loan limits: Students can borrow from $1,000 up to $15,000

Benefits include:

  • Competitive interest rates
  • No origination or repayment fees
  • Generous loan limits: Students can borrow from $1,000 up to $20,000

Benefits include:

  • Competitive interest rates
  • No origination or repayment fees
  • Generous loan limits: Students can borrow from $1,000 up to $20,000


At Fifth Third Bank, we recognize how important it is to find the right funds at the right time for your education. That’s why Fifth Third has developed a simple formula to make finding funds for college as easy as A-B-C.

The ABC's of Finding Funds

Always use free money first

Borrow responsively by exploring all funding option including Federal and private loans

Commit to manage your finances responsibly


What Will it Take to Save for a College Education?

529 Savings Plan

529 Savings Plan

Save for your future education expenses and enjoy tax benefits.


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Fifth Third Student Loans are funded by Fifth Third Bank

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