United Methodist student loans may be repaid using online system


A newly launched online repayment system is making repaying United Methodist student loans easier and will improve efficiency in processing scholarships and loan applications.

“We are moving into the 21st century,” said Angella Current-Felder of the Sept. 1 online launch by the Office of Loans and Scholarships at the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

“This is the first step in making all of our services available online and much more convenient for those repaying loans or applying for college aid,” said Current-Felder, executive director of the Office of Loans and Scholarships.

The system was developed with SunTrust Bank. Beginning in 2008, United Methodist students also can apply for scholarships and loans online. In addition, applicants will be able to go online and track the status of an application.