RBI guidelines stipulate that every meritorious student should be given access to better education. Accordingly banks are now offering educational loans for courses in India and abroad. The only eligibility is that the student should have secured admission through an entrance test or other such selection exams. The amount of loan a student can take is Rs 7.5 lakh for education in India and Rs 13 lakhs for education abroad. University fees, caution deposit, library fee among others become eligible for a loan advance. This type of loan has to be repaid within 1 year after the conclusion of the course.