SBA 7(a) Loan Calculator

This simple SBA 7a loan calculator helps you understand the cost of your loan. See monthly interest & repayment amounts, as well as total interest & cost.

Ian Hawkins

Page written by Ian Hawkins. Last reviewed on May 10, 2024. Next review due October 1, 2025.

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How to use a SBA 7a loan calculator

If you’re considering applying for an SBA 7(a) loan to finance your business, our SBA loan calculator may assist you in approximating your monthly payment amount and amortization schedule.

SBA loans offer several advantages, including longer repayment periods and lower interest rates than other types of small business loans. This typically results in lower monthly payments, allowing business owners to use the funds to invest in their business and generate profits before repaying the loan in full.

What is an SBA loan?

An SBA loan is a loan provided by a bank or lender but guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans are designed to provide small businesses with access to financing that may not otherwise be available, offering favorable terms and lower interest rates compared to traditional loans.

How do SBA loans work?

SBA loans work by providing financial assistance to small businesses through participating lenders. The SBA guarantees a portion of the loan, reducing the risk for lenders and making it easier for small businesses to qualify. SBA loans can be used for various purposes, including working capital, purchasing equipment, or expanding operations.

SBA loan qualifications:

To qualify for an SBA loan, businesses typically need to meet certain criteria set by the SBA and the lender. These qualifications may include demonstrating the ability to repay the loan, having a solid business plan and meeting specific size standards based on industry and revenue.

How to apply for an SBA loan

Applying for an SBA loan involves several steps, including gathering necessary documentation, completing the application process and working with a participating lender. It’s important to carefully review the requirements and guidelines provided by the SBA and the lender to ensure a smooth application process.

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