Welcome Fifth Third Bank Customers

Fifth Third has teamed up with CommonBond to make paying for college easier by offering loans that give you more help and more flexibility, without any fees.


More than just money

CommonBond is dedicated to making education more affordable for Fifth Third customers like you—whether you're looking to pay for college or want to save on existing student loans.


Your friend in finance

Every CommonBond student loan comes with an award-winning care team and free personalized support – real people who can help with filling out FAFSA forms, reviewing and negotiating award letters and much more.


The protections you deserve

We give you the freedom to repay your loans in ways that fit your life, along with protections like forbearance, grace period, and cosigner release.


The help you need

If you've exhausted your scholarship, grant, and federal student loan options, a private student loan from CommonBond can help you cover remaining expenses up to the cost of attendance.

getting started is easy

We've got you covered

Start your application today. Fifth Third customers can get competitive rates, with the protections you need to finance your education. Plus, through our Social Promise, every CommonBond loan helps fund the education of a child in need.

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Rates include a 0.25% autopay discount.




Rates include a 0.25% autopay discount.

*Variable rates can change with the market, so your monthly payment may vary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the relationship between CommonBond and Fifth Third?

Fifth Third Bank has teamed up with CommonBond, a leading student lender, to help Fifth Third customers borrow for college. Fifth Third Bank may refer customers to CommonBond, but is not the creditor for the loans. Compensation for such referrals may be paid by CommonBond to Fifth Third Bank if the referral results in new business for CommonBond.

Does taking out a loan with CommonBond mean I have a loan with Fifth Third?

Your loan will be with CommonBond, not Fifth Third, so at this time your loan will not be visible within any Fifth Third account dashboard. However, CommonBond’s Customer Care Team will be here to assist you with your account and answer all questions! You can contact us by calling +1-858-348-8946 between the hours of 9 AM – 8 PM EST, Monday-Friday; and 9 AM - 5 PM EST, Saturday and Sunday.

How do I know whether I need a private or a federal loan?

Students should always max out their Stafford loans borrowing through the government before taking out a private loan.  Private loans can have lower interest rates and fees compared to other government options, such as Grad PLUS and Parent PLUS.

How does the Fifth Third Momentum™ app work together with CommonBond?

Fifth Third Momentum™ works automatically by rounding up your debit card purchases and applying it to your student loan balance. When you tack on the added savings you get by refinancing with CommonBond, you create even more momentum and pay off your student loans even faster! To learn more, visit 53.com/momentum.


Ask a specialist

Sometimes it’s nice to talk to a real person. Our U.S.-based care team is available by phone and live chat Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm EST, and you can email us anytime.