Canara Education Rate of Interest

The IBA model loan scheme emphasizes on students who want to pursue higher studies in India from reputed universities.

  • The bank gives Zero Margin facility for loans up to INR 4 Lacs.
  • The maximum loan limit allowed is INR 10 Lacs.
  • The bank asks for no collateral if the loan amount is less than INR 4 Lacs.

The bank charges interest as per the RBI guidelines.

  • Canara bank?s current MCLR is 8.70%
  • The interest rate is 10.70% for a loan up to INR 7.5 Lacs
  • Above INR 7.5 Lacs, the RoI is 10.50%


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Canara EducationLoan Eligibility

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  • Indian National. The applicant should be an Indian citizen or must hold an Indian passport.
  • 10+2. One must have qualified 10+2 from a recognized institute..
  • Co-Borrower. A co-borrower or a co-signer is a must. A co-borrower must be a member of the immediate family.
  • Recognized Institute. The person should be applying for the course in a reputed institute recognized by the government

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Applicable Rate of InterestUp to INR 7.5 Lacs: 10.70%
Above INR 7.5 Lacs: 10.50%
Up to INR 7.50 Lacs: 10.55%
Above INR 7.50 Lacs: 10.80%
up to INR 7.5 Lacs: MCLR + 2.00%
above INR 7.5 Lacs: 2.60%
Upto 4 Lacs- 16.50%
Upto 7.5 Lacs- 17.50%
Above 7.5 Lacs- 15.50%
Max Loan with CollateralINR 10 LacsFor India: 10 Lacs
For Abroad: 20 Lacs
For India: 10 Lacs
For Abroad: 20 Lacs
For India: 10 Lacs
For Abroad: 20 Lacs and beyond based requirement
Max loan without collateralINR 10 LacsFor India: 10 Lacs
For Abroad: 20 Lacs
For India: 10 Lacs
For Abroad: 20 Lacs
For India: 10 Lacs
For Abroad: 20 Lacs and beyond based requirement
Processing Fee1%Up to INR 4 Lacs: Nil
Above INR 4 Lacs: INR 5000
Repayment PeriodUp to INR 7.5 Lacs: 10 years
Above INR 7.5 Lacs: 15 years
15 years15 years7 years
Loan for top institutionsYes, Vidya Turant Loan SchemeYes, SBI Scholar Loan SchemeYes, PNB PratibhaNo
MarginUp to INR 4 Lacs: Nil
Above INR 4 lacs: 5%
For loan above INR 4 Lacs
In India: 5%
In abroad: 15%
Up to INR 4 Lacs - NIL
Above INR 4 Lacs - 5%
Upto loan 4 Lacs: No margin
Above 4 Lacs: for India: 5%
for Abroad: 15%
Age LimitNo age criteriano age limitNo age limitNo
Loan SecurityUp to INR 4 Lacs: No Collateral required
From INR 4 to 7.5 Lacs: Guarantee of a bank-approved third party.
Above INR 7.5 Lacs: Collateral Security equal to the amount of loan.
Upto 7.50 Lacs: Only Parent/ Guardian as co-borrower. No Collateral Security or third party guarantee
Above INR 7.50 Lacs: Tangible security along with parents as co borrower
Upto INR 7.50 Lacs: Parent(s)/guardian be made joint borrower (s). No tangible Security and /or 3rd party guarantee is required.
Above INR 7.50 Lacs: Parent(s)/guardian be joint borrower(s). Tangible collateral security of suitable value acceptable to bank.
Third party guarantee
Collateral security
Additionally, assignment of LIC policy in favor of bank amounting 100% of education loan amount
Assignment of Future salaries in favor of Axis Bank
Eligibility concession for SC/STNoNo50% for SC/ST, and;60% for General category.No
Processing Time1 hour20 days15 days14 Days
Prepayment chargesNilNilNilNil
Penal chargesNilPenal interest @ 2% to be charged for loans above Rs.4 lacs for the overdue amount and overdue periodNil@ 2% per month on the overdue installment/s
Mandatory insurance coverNot mandatoryYesyesyes
Travel expenesesYesyesyesyes
Bank transfter allowanceNoavailableavailableNo such clause mentioned
Top up loan availabilityNoyesavailableunavailable
Interest Subsidy SchemesCSIS
Padho Pardesh
Padho Pardesh
Skill Loan Scheme
Padho Pardesh
Skill Loan Scheme
Tax benifitYesyesyesyes
Concession/benefitsZero Margin for Loan upto INR 4 Lacs
No collateral is required if the loan is less than INR 4 Lacs
Loan is sanctioned conjointly to the applicant and his/ her guardian
Processing fee is 1%
0.50% concession on interest rates extended to girl students
Concession to girl students
1% concession if interest is serviced during moratorium period including course period
0.5% concession to girl students
0.5% concession if interest is serviced during moratorium period including course period
Online application
There is no processing fee charged
No pre- payment charges are applied
No pre- closure charges are applied
Loan Disbursal period is 15 working days from the date of final submission of documents

How to apply for Canara Education Loan ?

Canara Education loan application form can be available online or offline at Bank branches.

Visit the official website for Canara Bank Education Loan and select IBA Model Loan Scheme

Click on Apply Now

Fill out the form with essential details

Upload the mandatory documents required

Submit the form and take out a print out of the application.

Visit Canara Bank's branch for further formalities

Applicants can directly visit the nearest branch and ask for an application form. The bank representative will then guide them with all the necessary information regarding eligibility, documents required and also which loan is best suitable.

Canara Education Loan Details

Loan Limit
INR 10 Lacs
Up to INR 4 Lacs: Nil
Above INR 4 lacs: 5%
Processing Fee
Loan Security
Less than INR 4 Lacs: No Collateral required
From INR 4 to 7.5 Lacs: Guarantee of a bank-approved third party.
Above INR 7.5 Lacs: Collateral Security equal to the amount of loan.
Loan Repayment
Up to INR 7.5 Lacs: 10 years
Above INR 7.5 Lacs: 15 years

Expenses covered under Canara Student Loan Scheme

  • Tuition Fee
  • Examination Fee
  • Library/ Laboratory Fee
  • Hostel Fee
  • Cost of Books, equipment, instrument or uniforms
  • Miscellaneous expenses- study tours, project work, thesis, etc.
  • A reasonable cost of computer or laptop (if required).

Education Loan Documents Required ?

Admission letter along with fee structure, mark sheets, etc.

Attested copies of Id proof and Residence proof

Two recent passport size photograph of applicant, co-applicant, and guarantor.

Copies of mark sheets of qualifying courses

Salary Proof including latest salary slip, Form 16 and recent salary certificate

Details of collateral security along with government approved valuation certificate (if any)

Schedule of Expenses of the course.

Copy of passport and visa for abroad courses

Interest Subsidy Schemes

Central Scheme for Intrest Subsidy

Formulated by the Govt. of India, a scheme to assist the students belonging to the economically weaker section. 

Skill Loan Scheme

The bank offers 'Skill Loan Scheme' for students who aspire to gain knowledge and specialized training in one specific field.


Frequently Asked Questions


What schemes does Canara Bank considers for its education loans?

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There are multiple other schemes offered by Canara Bank apart from the basic education loans. These are:

  • CSIS Scheme
  • Padho Pardesh
  • Model Loan Scheme for Vocational Education and Training
  • Vidya Sahay
  • Vidya Turant

In whose name is the loan granted?

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The loan is granted in the name of the student


Is the loan contract executed only in student's name?

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No, the loan can be executed both in name of student and co-borrower as both are equally responsible for repayment of loan.


What is the age limit for availing loan in Canara Bank?

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There is no age restriction for the applicant applying for education loan from Canara Bank. He/ she should only meet the other stated eligibility criteria’s.


Are minors eligible to apply for Canara Bank Education Loan?

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Yes, Minors aspiring for further studies can apply for education loan with help of legal representation from parents/ guardians.


What does margin on any loan mean?

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Margin amount is the amount that a borrower has to pay through his/ her own sources in form of a down payment as his/ her contribution towards the education.


Should the student's margin be paid upfront in the starting?

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Margin can be paid on a year to year pro rata basis whenever bank disburses loan amount as per requirement.


Where can I avail Canara Bank Education Loan?

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You can either contact your nearest branch for the application form or details regarding the loan or apply online from the official website.


Is there any provision to apply for loan online?

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Yes, you can apply online through Vidyalakshmi portal to avail for this loan.


Can I view my loan statement online if I am an existing education loan borrower?

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Yes, by creating a login on Canara Bank web portal, you can view all details related to education loan online.


Is there any minimum aggregate marks to meet the eligibility criteria to avail Canara Bank education loan?

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Yes, a student must have secured a minimum aggregate marks in their last qualifying examination (10+2 or Graduation). Relaxation in the marks is given to SC/ ST students


What is the discount/ rebate offered by Canara Bank?

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  • 0.50% concession is given to girl students
  • Eligibility criteria and margin on education loan is relaxed for SC/ST students

What all is included in tangible collateral security?

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Mostly Canara Bank asks tangible security in lieu of the loan amount sanctioned along with assignment of future salaries in favour of Canara Bank. Tangible security includes documents related to land/ building/ government security/ public sector bonds/ units of UTI, NSC, Life insurance policy/ bank deposits/ shares or debentures. The value of the security should be equal to the education loan amount.


Can I place my family property as collateral?

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Yes, but it will need consent of all family members involved.


Is scholarship or assistantship included in the margin?

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Yes any scholarship or assistantship will be a part of margin charged on education loan.


What is Moratorium Period?

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Course Period plus one year, or six months after getting a job


What is tenure of an education loan?

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Tenure of education loan provided by Canara Bank is maximum 15 years


What does MCLR stands for?

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MCLR stands for Marginal Cost of funds based Lending Rate. It refers to the minimum interest rate of bank below which it cannot lend.


What all expenses are covered under this course?

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Expenses covered by Canara Bank education loan are:

  • Tuition/ college/ hostel fee
  • Examination/ lab/ library fee
  • Books/ uniform/ instruments
  • Caution deposit
  • Passage money for studies abroad, etc.

I have taken admission through management quota. Am I eligible?

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This depends totally on bank’s discretion as whether a student meets other eligibility criteria or not.


What do you mean by reputed or recognized institutes?

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Institutes that are affiliated to state/ central universities and comes under UGC or AICTE are considered as recognized institutes. Reputed institutes are those which are well known and have standard course of repute. More often, banks provide the list of institutes they consider for loan. (You can contact nearest branch for the same)


Are there any special benefits if I have secured admission to one of the top premier institutes?

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Canara Bank provides 1% concession to students who have secured admission in top rated institutes like IITs, IIMs, XLRI, ISB, IIFT, NITs, etc.


What is the processing fee or prepayment charges?

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The education loan offered by Canara Bank have no prepayment, processing or documentation charges.


Will cost of my computer be covered under the loan sanctioned?

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Reasonable cost for the computer or laptop well be covered under the loan if it is required to complete the course. 


Why is Pan Card necessary?

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Pan Card is one of the mandatory document required by banks these days. It is mandatory because:

  • Easy to assess Income
  • Easy to trace borrowers

Are diploma or certificate courses considered under Canara Bank education Loan (both for India and Abroad)?

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Diploma courses are eligible under Canara Bank Education Loan. Regular degree or diploma courses like, shipping, pilot training, and aeronautical that are approved by Director General of Civil Aviation or Shipping.


Is a co-borrower necessary for loan?

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Yes, it is mandatory to have a co-borrower to avail loan from Canara Bank.  


Who can be my co-borrower?

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Your parent/ spouse/ guardian can be a co-borrower. A co-borrower should be your immediate family member, should have a steady source of income, and a good credit history.


What all documents are required from the co-borrower?

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Documents required from the co-borrower are:

  • Attested copies of age proof, residence proof and birth date.
  • Self-attested passport size photograph
  • Income proof and/or copy of income tax return file
  • Details of collateral security along with government approved valuation certificate (if any).

How many guarantors do I need to borrow loan from Canara Bank?

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You need at least 2 guarantors to avail loan from Canara Bank.


What is the KYC requirement in education loan?

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KYC requirements are the documents as a proof of personal identification and residence proof of the applicant as well as the co-borrower.


What are maximum term for repayment?

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Maximum Term for repayment for Loan is 15 years


How can I repay the loan?

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You can repay the loan after the moratorium period by mode of EMI or through post- dated cheques.


What is EMI? How are they calculated?

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EMI stands for Equated Monthly Installments. It can be calculated by using the formula given below

  • EMI = [P x R x (1+R) ^n] / [(1+R)^ n-1]
  • Here, P is Amount of Education Loan, R is Rate of Interest, n is Tenure of the Loan.
  • Or simply you can use the EMI calculator provision available on Canara Bank’s official website.

What are the charges for late EMI payment?

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24% per annum on outstanding amount is charged for the late EMI payment and INR 500 for every bounced cheque.


Is the loan disbursed in name of individual applicant or to the institute/ university directly?

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The loan is disbursed directly to the institute/ university that you have taken admission to. Hence, an applicant is supposed to submit institute brochure with proper division of the fee


If I am unable to complete my course in given tenure, will my repayment term be extended?

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It is completely on the banks discretion to extend the moratorium period or not. It can be extended for maximum 2 years based on student’s reason. You can contact your nearest branch for more details.  


What is method of application of interest on education loan?

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The interest will be charged at simple rate from the date of disbursement till commencement of repayment of loan. After that, compound interest is charged on reducing balance. 


If I am joining the course soon after current course, can I get an extension?

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Mostly, in such cases, you do not get an extension and even if you do there is a possibility that interest rates are higher


What is interest rate of education loan?

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The interest rate is different for different loan offered. Refer the tables below:

CategoryROIPresent ROI
Loan amount upto INR 4 Lacs1 year MCLR + 2.00%10.40%
Loan amount between INR 4 to 7.50 Lacs1 year MCLR + 2.00%10.40%
Loan amount above INR 7.50 Lacs1 year MCLR + 1.80%10.20%
Vidya Turant1 year MCLR + 0.20%8.60%
IBA Model Education Loan Scheme for Vocational Education and Training1 year MCLR + 1.50%9.90%

What is interest subsidy on education loan?

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Canara Bank offers

  • Model Loan Scheme for Vocational Education and Training for students who wish to pursue vocational courses
  • Padho Pardesh Scheme for minority sector students who wish to pursue their studies abroad.
  • Interest Subsidy scheme for economically weaker sections and to promote education amongst them

What documents do I need to submit to avail interest subsidy scheme?

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The documents that need to be submitted are:

  • Income certificate issued by authorised authorities
  • Bonafide student certificate
  • Letter of undertaking or declaration signed by borrower/ co-borrower

What is employment verification in an education loan?

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The bank takes the responsibility to cross verify all the employment details of the applicant and co-borrower. If the banks fails to cross verify every detail provided, it might reject the loan application.


Are there any tax benefits in education loans?

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Under Section 80E of Income Tax Act, loan borrowers can avail the tax benefits. This benefit is only available over and above INR 1,50,000. Tax benefits can be availed once the borrower starts paying interest on loan. The deduction is available until borrower pays off full interest amount on loan or for maximum of 8 years (whichever is earlier).


Is it necessary to have bank account with the bank while availing loan from that particular bank?

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It is not necessary to have a bank account while availing the loan but it makes it easier for the borrower to get loan application approved.


Why do banks require insurance policy as security?

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The banks require insurance policy as security in lieu of education loan provided. The insurance policy should be equal or more to the amount of loan sanctioned. In case of untimely demise of the borrower, the bank recovers the amount from the insurance policy


Are there any additional benefits on availing loan from Canara Bank?

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There is no additional benefit mentioned by Canara Bank. Students may contact the official website for the same.


What is credit score? Is it important for education loan?

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Credit Score is inclusive of various factors such as credit history (Loan history or credit card). If a student does not have a credit score, banks calculate it by considering factors such as University, College and the Course of admission. Banks consider the academic background of student and credit history of co-borrower.


Are NRIs eligible for the education loan?

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NRIs are eligible for the loan if they have Indian citizenship and are Indian passport holder.


If a student have any query, where or whom to contact?

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student can reach out to the nearest branch in case of any query.

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