Make a Payment

Online Payments

Here are the steps to make a one-time online payment.
  1. Sign into Account Access
  2. Click “Make a Payment”
  3. Enter your payment information
  4. Click the “Make a Payment” button
Payments can be scheduled up to 60 days in advance.

Automatic Payments

Benefits of autopay include a 0.25% decrease in your interest rate as long as you’re enrolled. Your payment will be automatically deducted from your account each month.  Applying for automatic payments is quick and easy!

Pay by Phone

There are two ways to make a payment over the phone. You can either use the automated phone payment system, or schedule the payment with one of our Loan Specialists. Take the following steps to make a payment over the phone.

  1. Dial the number listed on our Contact Us page.
  2. Follow the prompts to verify your account
  3. Select “make a payment” to use the automated system, or “speak to a representative” to make the payment with a Loan Specialist.
  4. If you chose to use the automated system, follow the prompts to complete your payment. Otherwise, hold for the next available representative.

Acceptable Payment Methods

CornerStone accepts electronic checks, paper checks and money orders. Checks and money orders can be mailed to the payment address listed on our Contact Us page.

How Payments are Applied

With limited exceptions, payments are applied first to any outstanding accrued interest, and then to the principal balance.

How to Payoff Your Loans

If you are planning on making a payment that will payoff your balance, please contact us to discuss your payoff amount or refer to the payoff amount listed in your online account. Your student loans accrue daily interest so it’s important that you reference the correct amount.