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Student Loan Fund to expand lending due to Covid-19 crisis

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) plans to increase its loan budget for academic year 2020 from Bt34 billion to Bt37 billion to help students and parents during the Covid-19 situation, and expects up to 650,000 borrowers.“The SLF has also adjusted the eligibility of borrowers from ...

The Nation Reporter

Student Fund targets Bt34 billion in new loans

The Student Loan Fund is targeting fresh loans of Bt34 billion to both new and previous students, although debt payments this year have tended to decrease from the expected Bt32 billion to around Bt20 billion, manager Chainarong Katchapanan said.More than Bt10 million has so far ...

The Nation Reporter

Student loans boost as crisis bites

More parents will be allowed to seek loans from the Finance Ministry’s Student Loan Fund (SLF) as it boosts loan finance and eligibility criteria following the impact of Covid-19 on household incomes.Some funding criteria will be adjusted to cover more borrowers and each student will ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Ease terms for student loans: panel

Conditions for state-funded student loans should be made friendlier for borrowers, including allowing them to be self-guarantors, suggested the House panel studying the issue.Phetchompoo Kiturana, committee spokeswoman, said the panel made the proposal after meeting Chai­narong Katchapanan, the Student Loan Fund (SLF) manager, on Thursday ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Student Loan Fund reduces default fines by 80%

The Student Loan Fund has reduced its fines by 75-80% for borrowers who have defaulted on their repayments, in a bid to curb student loan defaults, SLF manager Chainarong Katchapanan said.The fund has extended loans to 5.6 million borrowers since its launch in 1998. Of ...

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