Definitions for "Insurance Fee"
The insurance fee is passed on by the lender to the federal government as insurance against default. The insurance fees are charged as the loan is disbursed, and typically run to 1% of the amount disbursed. See also "Guarantee Fee."
A fee charged to guarantee student loans against loss through default. The amount charged is usually deducted from the disbursement of the principal.
A fee deducted from the principal which is sent to a guarantee agency or the government to offset processing costs.