Allahabad Bank Education Rate of Interest

The Education Loan is extended to students securing admission in premier institutes

  • The maximum loan limit allowed is INR 75 Lacs
  • Zero-margin for a loan up to INR 4 Lacs.
  • 0.5% rebate on RoI for female applicants.

Rate of interest is charged as per RBI guidelines.

  • For IIMs, ISBs, and XLRI, the interest rate is base rate+1.50%.
  • For IITs, BITS, and other premier institutes, the interest rate is base rate+2.0%
  • For NITs and other reputed institutes, the interest rate is base rate+2.5%.
  • For other colleges, the interest rate is base rate+3%.


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Allahabad Bank EducationLoan Eligibility

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  • Indian National. Student must be an Indian National or an NRI having an Indian passport.
  • 10+2. You must have cleared 10+2 from a recognized board or institute with at least 60% marks.
  • Co-signer. Applicant must have a co-signer to act as a co-borrower while applying for the loan.

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Applicable Rate of InterestFor IIMs, ISBs, and XLRI: base rate+1.50%.
For IITs, BITS, and other premier institutes: base rate+2.0%.
For NITs and other reputed institutes: base rate+2.5%.For other colleges: base rate+3%.
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 75 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 75 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 FeeNilUp to INR 4 Lacs: Nil
Above INR 4 Lacs: INR 5000
Repayment Period15 years15 years15 years7 years
Loan for top institutionsNoYes, SBI Scholar Loan SchemeYes, PNB PratibhaNo
MarginUp to INR 4 Lacs: Nil
Above INR 4 lacs: For India: 5%;For Abroad: 15%
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 Rs.4 Lac _ no collateral security
Above Rs.4 Lac _ security varies from third party guarantee, co-obligation of parents, full collateral security
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 TimeN.A.20 days15 days14 Days
Prepayment chargesNil, if paid during the repayment periodNilNilNil
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
Skill Loan Scheme
Padho Pardesh
Padho Pardesh
Skill Loan Scheme
Padho Pardesh
Skill Loan Scheme
Tax benifityesyesyesyes
Concession/benefitsZero margin for loan up to INR 4 Lacs.
0.50% rebate in rate of interest for female applicants.
Zero processing fee for the students studying in India.
Loan is sanctioned conjointly to the applicants and their guardians.
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 Allahabad Bank Education Loan ?

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

Visit the official website for Allahabad Bank Education Loan or the Vidyalakshmi portal.

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 the 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.

Allahabad Bank Education Loan Details

Loan Limit
INR 75 Lacs
Up to INR 4 Lacs: Nil
Above INR 4 lacs: For India: 5% and For Abroad: 15%
Processing Fee
Loan Security
Up to Rs.4 Lac _ no collateral security
Above Rs.4 Lac _ security varies from third party guarantee, co-obligation of parents, full collateral security
Loan Repayment
15 years

Expenses covered under Allahabad Bank 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).
  • Passage money (for abroad).

Education Loan Documents Required ?

Admission letter with all essential details

Attested copies of Identity proof and residence proof

Self-attested passport size photograph of applicant, co-applicant and guarantor

Copies of qualifying courses

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

Details of Admission proof including transfer certificate.

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.

Padho Pardesh

Formulated under the Prime Minister's 15 point programme, this subsidy scheme benefits the students of the minority community who want to study abroad. Such students are provided 100% interest subsidy.


Frequently Asked Questions


What schemes does Allahabad bank considers for its education loans?

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There are two schemes offered by Allahabad Bank apart from the basic education loan. These are:

AB Vocational Loan – for students who wish to pursue vocational courses through ministry/ department/ NSDC supported institutes

Gyan Dipika – for parents/ guardians of students who are in course of completion of their school education


In whose name is the loan granted?

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The loan is granted in the name of the student


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

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There is no restriction on age. Student must clear the other eligibility criteria?s stated by the bank


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.


Where can I avail Allahabad 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.


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.


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

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Yes, a student must have secured a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in their last qualifying examination.


What is the discount/ rebate offered by Allahabad 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 Allahabad bank asks tangible security for loan amount above INR 4 Lacs. 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.


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 Allahabad Bank is 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 Allahabad Bank education loan are:

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

Will my travel expense will be covered if I take loan from Allahabad Bank?

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Yes, travel expenses are covered under this loan


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

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Yes, even if you have taken admission through management quota, you are eligible for education loan by Allahabad bank


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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There is no tangible security required in lieu of loan of you secure admission in top IITs or NITs. Also there is concession of 0.50% for the same.


What is the processing fee or prepayment charges?

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The education loan offered by Allahabad Bank does not carry any processing fee or any other 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 Allahabad Bank education Loan (both for India and Abroad)?

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Yes, diploma or certificate courses are eligible under Allahabad 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 Allahabad 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).

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 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 Allahabad Bank’s official website.


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. You can contact your nearest branch for the same.


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.


What is interest rate of education loan?

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The interest rate is different for different category of Institutes. Refer the table below:

Category of Academic InstitutionMax. Loan AmountInterest Rate
IIMs, ISBs, XLRIINR 20 LacsBase Rate + 1.50%
IITs, BITS and other premier engineering, management & medical institutionsINR 15 LacsBase Rate + 2.00%
NITs, BITS and other reputed medical, management & engineering institutionsINR 10 LacsBase Rate + 2.50%
Other colleges / universities recognized by UGC / Govt. / AICTE / AIBMS / ICMR etc.INR 10 LacsBase Rate + 3.00%
For students applying under the Management QuotaLoan up to and above INR 4 LacsBase Rate + 3.00%

What is interest subsidy on education loan?

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There is no Interest subsidy mentioned on the official website to be applied on Education Loan offered by Allahabad Bank


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.


Can I repay my loan in foreign currency even if my bank is in India?

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Yes, you can pay the amount in foreign currency (Euro, Pound, Dollar, etc.) The bank might charge an additional currency conversion fee as per RBI regulations.


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 Allahabad loan?

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Applicants can get a free debit card along with the loan amount. The can also avail an additional loan for higher studies. Student applying for the loan can also avail Group Life Insurance Cover equal to the amount of loan


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.


Is Visa a necessary document for studying abroad?

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Visa is needed as a document proof but it is not a sole requirement.


What all procedures do one have to go through while applying for abroad?

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A student who is applying for studying abroad have to give necessary documents required by the bank. One needs to have a thorough knowledge of the course they are applying for and in which institute as it can be asked on the airport by the foreign officials.


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.

Customer Care Number:1800220363.

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