Is there a prepayment penalty on EIDL loans?

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If you’ve been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, you may have been looking into partially forgivable loans like the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). And if that’s the case, you may wonder what happens after you get an EIDL loan.

For example, what if you want to pay back what you borrowed early? Is there a prepayment penalty on EIDL loans? If so, what exactly is the Small Business Administration (SBA) EIDL loan prepayment penalty? We’ll address all of these issues so that you can make an informed decision about whether it’s better to pay off your EIDL loan early and save on interest or to keep paying for the life of the loan to avoid penalty fees.

Are There Prepayment Penalties on EIDL Loans?

Let’s jump right in and address whether there’s a prepayment penalty on EIDL loans. After you get an EIDL loan, payments are generally deferred for a period of months to years. Currently, COVID-19 EIDL loan repayments are deferred for two years. You may accrue interest on your loan during that period. You are welcome to start making payments on your loan before your deferral period is over, and there are no penalty fees for paying off your loan early.

Benefits to Paying Off Your EIDL Loan Early

So why would you want to pay off a loan like EIDL early? Maybe you were struggling when you took out the loan, but now business is back to normal and you don’t need the funds. In that case, why let borrowed money sit in your bank account?

And though EIDL loans have low interest rates (3.75% fixed for businesses), even a low interest is still extra money you’re paying for the privilege of borrowing money. If you don’t need it, why pay interest unnecessarily? Paying a loan off looks good on your credit history. Other lenders in the future will see that you paid your EIDL off early, which may help you qualify for other financing down the road when you need it.

Other SBA Loans That Do Have Prepayment Penalties

While there is no EIDL prepayment penalty, that’s not true for all kinds of SBA loans. If you ever consider applying for other SBA loans, be aware that some of them do charge fees if you pay them off early. The 7(a) loan is one example. If you have a loan with a repayment period of 15 years or longer, you’ll pay a prepayment penalty when you voluntarily prepay 25% or more of what you owe and that prepayment is made within the first three years that you have the loan.

Here’s what you’ll pay in prepayment penalty fees for the 7(a) loan:

  • During the first year after disbursement: 5% of the amount of the prepayment
  • During the second year after disbursement: 3% of the amount of the prepayment
  • During the third year after disbursement: 1% of the amount of the prepayment

The 504 loan also has prepayment penalties. These start at the full interest rate (typically around 3% of the debenture interest rate) on the remaining balance of the loan in the first year, and then reduce every year after that. By the 11th year (and beyond) on a 20-year loan, there is no prepayment penalty fee.

If you’re considering applying for any SBA loan and think you might want to pay it off early, it’s wise to read the fine print first to understand whether the penalty fee would be less than the interest you’d pay if you didn’t pay the loan off early.

Are There Prepayment Penalties for the PPP Loan?

If you’ve received the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, another loan provided because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might wonder if there’s a prepayment penalty for it as well. These loans have a repayment period of two years. However, if you want to pay off your PPP loan sooner, there are no prepayment fees for doing so.

Is an EIDL Loan Forgivable?

Before you start worrying about prepayment fees for your EIDL, let’s look at whether you even have to repay the loan. The EIDL program has two parts. There’s the actual loan (which, yes, has to be repaid). But there’s also something called an Advance. 

Advances (there are actually two: the Targeted and the Supplemental Targeted Advance) are similar to grants in that they do not have to be paid back.

The Targeted Advance is available to businesses that have fewer than 300 employees, that are located in low-income communities, and that have suffered a 30% or greater reduction in revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to $10,000 is available through this program.

The Supplemental Targeted Advance has even narrower requirements. Businesses that are located in low-income communities, that have 10 or fewer employees, and that have suffered a 50% or greater reduction in revenue are eligible. An additional $5,000 is available.

Neither Advance has to be repaid, and you don’t have to accept an EIDL loan to qualify for them. Just apply and the SBA will determine whether you are eligible. If you applied for the EIDL and were denied, but you think you should have qualified, you can apply for EIDL reconsideration.

How Can You Pay Back an EIDL Loan Early?

If you’ve decided to pay off your EIDL loan early since there is no prepayment penalty, here’s information on how to do it. You have two options: paying by mail or paying online.

1. Paying Off Your EIDL Loan by Mail

If you’d rather mail a paper check so you can track it, send a check or money order payable to the SBA to:

U.S. Small Business Administration, P.O. Box 3918  Portland, OR 97208-3918

Don’t send your payments to SBA’s Servicing Center or your payment will be delayed in processing. It’s important to include: 

  • 10-digit SBA loan number
  • Business name
  • Borrower’s name
  • Borrower’s address
  • Tax ID/EIN/Social Security number
  • Account number

2. Paying Off Your EIDL Loan Online

If you’d prefer to make a digital payment, you can do so at Pay.gov. Debit cards, credit cards and bank account transfers are all accepted forms of payment there. You’ll need to create an account by filling out information about you, your business and your loan. Have your loan number handy.

If you’re ready to pay off your loan in full, just enter the full amount due. You will also have the option to set up automatic payments if you’d prefer to pay it off over time. In this case, you can choose the day and amount you will pay. Note that once the deferment period is over, the SBA may set you up with an automated payment schedule if you haven’t already set this up.

Whether you pay one lump sum or set up recurring payments, you will receive a confirmation email of your payment that you can keep for your records.

Tax Implications for EIDL Advances and Loans

Great news here: The EIDL program loans are not taxable loans, and if you receive an EIDL Targeted Advance or Supplemental Targeted Advance, that won’t be taxed either. You may be required to provide details on either your EIDL loan or Advance come tax time, but it shouldn’t increase what your business or you personally pay in taxes.

The Takeaway

The EIDL can be a business saver. And now that you know there is no EIDL loan prepayment penalty, you may be more interested in applying for an EIDL loan to help your business get on its feet. But, of course, there are eligibility requirements your business has to meet if you want any of this funding. 

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Notice: Recent legislative changes have suspended all federal student loan payments and waived interest charges on federally held loans until 01/31/22. Please carefully consider these changes before refinancing federally held loans, as in doing so you will no longer qualify for these changes or other future benefits applicable to federally held loans.

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Small business grants for veterans

Small business grants for veterans

After serving in the military, many veterans turn to small business ownership. The appeal of creating something from scratch and doing what they love has attracted millions of vets to become entrepreneurs in the United States. But as you know, running a business typically has a hefty price tag attached to it. 

Funding one can include small business loans for veterans as well as small business grants for veterans. There are pros and cons to both types of funding, and small business owners may rely on a combination of the two. We’ll cover information to help you better understand small business grants for veterans, including:

  • What small business grants for veterans are
  • Where to find small business grants for veterans
  • How to get a small business grant for veterans
  • General eligibility requirements
  • Other funding options for veteran business owners
  • Additional training and resources for veterans

Related: Pros & cons of working after retirement

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When it comes to finding money to help you launch or grow a business, you have a few options. One is a business loan, which needs to be paid back over time. You can also seek investors who, in exchange for giving you capital, will typically then own a piece of equity in your business. Your third option is a small business grant. 

Unlike a loan, a grant doesn’t usually have to be paid back. It is essentially debt-free financing that allows you to have the capital you need to start or grow a business. Almost any business can apply for a grant, but there are some grants specifically geared toward veteran-run businesses. Given the amount of competition the average federal grant sees, you may have more of a fighting chance of getting one if the pool is limited to only veteran business owners.

Grants provide capital that can be used for many purposes in a business, from covering startup costs to allowing you to hire employees. You could use the funds to buy equipment or technology that helps you work more productively — it all depends on the grant itself.

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There are many government small business grants available to veterans. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look in order to find the right one for you and your business. Whether you’re seeking small business startup grants for veterans or business grants for disabled veterans, here are some resources to get a start on your search.

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Grants.gov is a large database of all the federal grants available to anyone, including vets. You can search by agency, category or eligibility. Each grant has different eligibility requirements, and only certain types of organizations may apply. It’s important to read those requirements carefully to make sure you qualify.

Another database to spend some time on is GrantWatch. Here, you can find grants from federal, state and local government agencies, as well as foundations and corporations in each state.

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Most states have web portals with resources for veterans living in that state. For example, California’s CalVet lists resources for veterans and service-disabled vets, which may include self-employment grants for service-disabled veterans. You can also find local Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) by zipcode here.

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There are small business grants for veterans in a variety of situations, from disabled vets to those starting a brand new business. Requirements will vary, but most require you to be a veteran, reserve or transitioning active duty member of any branch of the U.S. military. Some grants are also open to spouses or children of military members.

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To apply for a grant, first review the eligibility requirements to ensure you meet them. Pay attention as well to deadlines so you don’t waste time filling out paperwork for a grant that’s already closed its window for applications.

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Gather the required paperwork, which might include a business plan, financial statements or mission statement. Next, allot plenty of time to write your grant proposal and/or fill out the application. You may be asked how your business started or what you plan to do with the funds. Answer honestly, but don’t be shy about singing your company’s praise. This is your opportunity to display what is unique about your business.

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Finally, carefully review your application and make sure you included everything required. Proofread your proposal, maybe asking a colleague to provide a second set of eyes. You want your application to be as flawless and engaging as possible.

You may also consider hiring a grant writer. This is someone who fills out grant applications for a living. They will likely be more familiar with the process and what reviewers are looking for in an application.

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Grants are often difficult to get, with so much competition for each of them. You may still have other financing options, many of which are also geared specifically for veterans.

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While you may qualify for any business loan, when applying for small business loans, look for those that offer preference to vets. StreetShares, for example, offers both small business loans and lines of credit at low rates for veterans.

The SBA provides a variety of small business loans for veterans, including the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, which provides capital to eligible small businesses to cover expenses it couldn’t otherwise cover because an essential employee was “called up” to active duty in the military reserve. There is also the Veteran’s Advantage Guaranteed Loans program, which provides up to $150,000 fee-free loans to veteran-owned businesses.

When evaluating loan options, it’s important to look at interest rates and terms. This includes how long you will be paying back the loan and how much you will spend over the length of that loan.

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Angel investments or venture capital can provide another option for financing. Hivers and Strivers is an angel investment group that funds early-stage startup companies founded and run by graduates of the U.S. Military Academies. In addition to investing capital, the organization also provides useful contacts, industry experience and mentorship.

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If you happen to be a female vet, you may have even more resources at your disposal. There are small business loans for women, as well as small business grants for women, that can help you find the capital you need to grow your business. 

Some cater specifically to female vets, like StreetShares Foundation’s Female Founders Veteran Small Business Award. This award gives three women $25,000 in total and provides them with the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors.

To qualify for StreetShares Foundation’s grant, you must be a veteran, reserve or transitioning active duty member of any of the United States Armed Forces, a spouse of a military member or the child or immediate family member of a military member who died on active duty. 

You must be 21 and own at least 51% of the veteran-owned business. The grant is given to qualified applicants who lack financial means to start or grow an early-stage business or non-profit.

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Beyond grants and loans, there are resources that can help you plan, launch, and grow your veteran-owned business.

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development provides resources and small business programs as well as training, counseling, and mentorship, as well as information on Federal procurement programs for veterans.Who is eligible for these services?

  • Veterans
  • Service-disabled veterans
  • Reserve component members 
  • Their dependents or survivors

Here are some other funding options to consider.

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The federal government has the aim to award at least 3% of all federal contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran businesses each year. The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses program assists service-disabled veterans in securing those government contracts. Their eligibility criteria is as followings: 

  • Small business
  • At least 51% owned and controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans
  • Have one or more service-disabled veterans manage day-to-day operations and make long-term decisions
  • Service-connected disability

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The Warrior Rising program includes the Warrior Academy, designed to help “vetrepreneurs” at every stage of business growth succeed. It also provides vets with mentoring, assistance in finding funding options, and a community of veteran business owners who offer one another support. Warrior Rising’s process includes:

  • Intake and tracking: Phone interview to understand your background and determine where you most need help
  • Instruction: Warrior Academy: Self-paced video modules with homework and feedback
  • Mentoring: One-on-one coaching in specific areas like marketing or accounting
  • Funding opportunities: Assistance helping you find the best grants or loans
  • Warrior Community: Connects you with other “vetrepreneurs” in your area

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Patriot Boot Camp provides educational small business programs, mentors, and a community of experts and peers to active duty service members, veterans and their spouses looking to start a business. Programs offered include:

  • 3-day bootcamps
  • Lunch and learn sessions
  • Webinars

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Veterans Business Resource Center provides counseling and mentoring services for new veteran business owners, as well as training and webinars to continue their education. Services offered include:

  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Training and events
  • Financial analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Consulting
  • Government contracting assistance

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Another entrepreneurship program, V-WISE IGNITE, targets women veterans looking to start a business. The one-day training event provides resources and support to help them on their path.Who is eligible for these services?

  • National Guard and Reserve components
  • Active duty women service members of any military branch, including National Guard and Reserve components
  • Women spouses/same-sex life partners of above (including widowed spouses/partners)

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a program, Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Self-Employment Track, that provides assistance to veterans with service-connected disabilities or employment barriers. The program assists in creating a business plan, analyzing your business concept, and providing you with the resources you need to succeed. Who is eligible for these services?

  • Service member or veteran with an employment barrier or handicap
  • Service-connected disability makes it hard for you to prepare for, obtain and maintain suitable employment 

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Boots to Business (B2B) is a program created by the SBA and Office of Veterans Business Development, and it provides courses to help vets become successful business owners.Who is eligible for these services?

  • Transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) 
  • Their spouses on military installations worldwide

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The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program is offered free of charge to post-9/11 veterans and their families. It targets businesses in early-growth mode, providing entrepreneurship and business management training. Programs available include:

  • EBV Accelerate: A bootcamp-style program that provides insight and education on financial, management, marketing, and strategic planning challenges established businesses encounter.
  • EBV Program: cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and business management for companies in early growth mode.
  • EBV-Families Program: Provides the same training to family of qualified veterans.

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If you are interested in bidding on government contracts, explore the Vets First Verification Program. Run through the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), this program gives vets priority when bidding on federal and state government contracts, as well as better access to capital and tax relief.Who is eligible for these services?

  • Veteran owns 51% or more of the company
  • Veteran has full control over the day-to-day management, decision-making, and strategic policy of the business
  • Veteran has managerial experience
  • Veteran is the highest-paid person in the company 
  • Veteran works in the business full time
  • Veteran holds the highest officer position in the company

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Small business grants for veterans provide a unique opportunity: access to capital free of charge that can help you realize your entrepreneurial dreams. Realize that the grant process may be slow, so it’s important to start your homework early to find the grants that you qualify for. In general, you can apply for and accept multiple grants.

You can also combine multiple financing options to launch or expand your business. This can mean a combination of grants and loans, and possibly investors as well. It’s a good idea to evaluate all funding sources to find what works best for you.

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All rates, fees, and terms are presented without guarantee and are subject to change pursuant to each provider’s discretion. There is no guarantee you will be approved or qualify for the advertised rates, fees, or terms presented. The actual terms you may receive depends on the things like benefits requested, your credit score, usage, history and other factors.


*Check your rate: To check the rates and terms you qualify for, Lantern conducts a soft credit pull that will not affect your credit score. However, if you choose a product and continue your application, the lender(s) you choose will request your full credit report from one or more consumer reporting agencies, which is considered a hard credit pull and may affect your credit.


All loan terms, including interest rate, and Annual Percentage Rate (APR), and monthly payments shown on this website are from lenders and are estimates based upon the limited information you provided and are for information purposes only. Estimated APR includes all applicable fees as required under the Truth in Lending Act. The actual loan terms you receive, including APR, will depend on the lender you select, their underwriting criteria, and your personal financial factors. 


The loan terms and rates presented are provided by the lenders and not by SoFi Lending Corp. or Lantern. Please review each lender’s Terms and Conditions for additional details.


Personal Loan:

SoFi Lending Corp. (“SoFi”) operates this Personal Loan product in cooperation with Even Financial Corp. (“Even”). If you submit a loan inquiry, SoFi will deliver your information to Even, and Even will deliver to its network of lenders/partners to review to determine if you are eligible for pre-qualified or pre-approved offers. 


The lenders/partners receiving your information will also obtain your credit information from a credit reporting agency. If you meet one or more lender’s and/or partner’s conditions for eligibility, pre-qualified and pre-approved offers from one or more lenders/partners will be presented to you here on the Lantern website. More information about Even, the process, and its lenders/partners is described on the loan inquiry form you will reach by visiting our Personal Loans page as well as our Student Loan Refinance page. 


Student Loan Refinance:

SoFi Lending Corp. (“SoFi”) operates this Student Loan Refinance product in cooperation with Even Financial Corp. (“Even”). If you submit a loan inquiry, SoFi will deliver your information to Even, and Even will deliver to its network of lenders/partners to review to determine if you are eligible for pre-qualified or pre-approved offers. The lender’s receiving your information will also obtain your credit information from a credit reporting agency. If you meet one or more lender’s and/or partner’s conditions for eligibility, pre-qualified and pre-approved offers from one or more lenders/partners will be presented to you here on the Lantern website. 


More information about Even, the process, and its lenders/partners is described on the loan inquiry form you will reach by visiting our Personal Loans page as well as our Student Loan Refinance page. Click to learn more about Even’s Licenses and Disclosures, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.

Student loan refinance loans offered through Lantern are private loans and do not have the debt forgiveness or repayment options that the federal loan program offers, or that may become available, including Income Based Repayment or Income Contingent Repayment or Pay as you Earn (PAYE).


Notice: Recent legislative changes have suspended all federal student loan payments and waived interest charges on federally held loans until 09/30/21. Please carefully consider these changes before refinancing federally held loans, as in doing so you will no longer qualify for these changes or other future benefits applicable to federally held loans.


Auto Loan Refinance:

Automobile refinancing loan information presented on this Lantern website is from MotoRefi. Auto loan refinance information presented on this Lantern site is indicative and subject to you fulfilling the lender’s requirements, including: you must meet the lender’s credit standards, the loan amount must be at least $10,000, and the vehicle is no more than 10 years old with odometer reading of no more than 125,000 miles. Loan rates and terms as presented on this Lantern site are subject to change when you reach the lender and may depend on your creditworthiness. Additional terms and conditions may apply and all terms may vary by your state of residence.

Secured Lending Disclosure:


Terms, conditions, state restrictions, and minimum loan amounts apply. Before you apply for a secured loan, we encourage you to carefully consider whether this loan type is the right choice for you. If you can’t make your payments on a secured personal loan, you could end up losing the assets you provided for collateral. Not all applicants will qualify for larger loan amounts or most favorable loan terms. Loan approval and actual loan terms depend on the ability to meet underwriting requirements (including, but not limited to, a responsible credit history, sufficient income after monthly expenses, and availability of collateral) that will vary by lender.


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