Unicaja Banco has renewed one more year its agreement with the University of Granada (UGR) to provide students, for the school year 2021-2022, with a €2 million financing line to facilitate the payment, on advantageous terms, of tuition fees at a 0% interest rate.
Under this agreement entered into for the fifth consecutive year, the bank puts at the disposal of students the Enrolment Loan (Préstamo Matrícula) aimed exclusively to the payment of tuition fees, with no commissions or arrangement fees. The agreement will benefit the over 53,000 students of the University of Granada.
The agreement, which reinforces the close relationship between Unicaja Banco and the University of Granada (UGR), has been signed by Unicaja Banco’s Area Manager in Granada, Manuel Conde, and by the Chancellor of the University of Granada, Pilar Aranda.
The agreement is part of the support that Unicaja Banco gives to young people and to training, with special focus on promoting and facilitating access to university studies. The Enrolment Loan falls within the comprehensive range of financial products and services of Espacio Joven Uni (https://joven.unicajabanco.es/), Unicaja Banco’s platform for the young.
The Enrolment Loan allows students to finance up to €3,000 euros, to be repaid within ten months and with the latest maturity date being 31 May 2022. Students will have access to this instrument upon their registration at the University.
Unicaja Banco’s commitment to financing studies and to young people
Unicaja Banco offers a comprehensive range of specific products to finance studies, covering the payment of tuition fees, the advance payment of student grants or loans for postgraduate studies. Young people aged between 18 and 27 also have access to Fee Free products, such as the young account and Contactless MasterCard debit card, or mobile app services such as Unicaja Móvil and UniPay Bizum.
Unicaja Banco completes its offering for young people with the different alternatives included in the web platform Espacio Joven Uni, which seek to improve their education through agreements with business schools and training centers, which offer discounts in their programmes or full post-graduate scholarships, for instance.
This clear commitment of Unicaja Banco to provide financing for studies is reflected in the products Enrolment Loan and Grant Advance, which are free as they are based on 0% interest rate financing.
University of Granada
The University of Granada, founded in 1531, has four campuses, as well as the ‘Campus Centro’, in which all the centres spread throughout the historic part of the city are brought together. There are two other campuses in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
There are over 53,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at the UGR. The University employs over 3,700 lecturers.