# Payment Frequencies

### Introduction

LoanPro has many payment frequencies, some of which can be difficult to understand. The following article will describe each of the payment frequency options.

### Monthly

This is the most common payment frequency. When this frequency is chosen payments occur on the same day of each month. The only exception to this is if the payment falls on the last day of the month, or if it falls on a day that isn't present in all months (i.e. February). If you so choose, the payment will fall on the last day of the month. If the payment is usually on the 30th of the month, it will fall on the 28th in February (29th for leap years).

### Weekly

Weekly payments occur every 7 days, with no exceptions.

### Bi-Weekly

Bi-Weekly payments occur every 14 days, with no exceptions.

### Semi-Monthly/Semi-Monthly Alternative

#### Semi-Monthly

Semi-Monthly payment occur every half month. The simple calculation of when the second payment of the month will come due can be done by adding 15 to the day of the first payment. For example, if the first payment occurs on the 1st, the second payment will occur on the 16th (1 + 15). This rule always assumes a 30-day month. So, if the first payment is on the 20th, the second payment will be on the 5th of the next month. If you choose to have the payment come due on the last day of the month, the next payment will come due on the 15th.

Date pairs are chose based on how APR is calculated.

#### Semi-Monthly Alternative

The only differences between Semi-Monthly and Semi-Monthly Alternative are that Semi-Monthly Alternative will have due dates of the 1st and the 15th or the 15th and the 1st. This frequency is uncommon. When using Semi-Monthly Alt, APR is still calculated using the same method as Semi-Monthly.

Here is a list of payment days for the semi-monthly frequency:

 Semi-Monthly Semi-Monthly Alternative 1st - 16th 1st - 15th 2nd - 17th 2nd - 17th 3rd - 18th 3rd - 18th 4th - 19th 4th - 19th 5th - 20th 5th - 20th 6th - 21st 6th - 21st 7th - 22nd 7th - 22nd 8th - 23rd 8th - 23rd 9th - 24th 9th - 24th 10th - 25th 10th - 25th 11th - 26th 11th - 26th 12th - 27th 12th - 27th 13th - 28th 13th - 28th 14th - 29th (28th February non-leap-year) 14th - 29th (28th February non-leap-year) 15th - Last Day of Month 15th - 1st 16th - 1st 16th - 1st 17th - 2nd 17th - 2nd 18th - 3rd 18th - 3rd 19th - 4th 19th - 4th 20th - 5th 20th - 5th 21st - 6th 21st - 6th 22nd - 7th 22nd - 7th 23rd - 8th 23rd - 8th 24th - 9th 24th - 9th 25th - 10th 25th - 10th 26th - 11th 26th - 11th 27th - 12th 27th - 12th 28th - 13th 28th - 13th 29th - 14th (28th February non-leap-year) 29th - 14th (28th February non-leap-year) 30th - 15th (28th February non-leap-year, 29th February leap-year) 30th - 15th (28th February non-leap-year, 29th February leap-year) 31st - 15th (28th February non-leap-year, 29th February leap-year, 30th all months with 30 days) 31st - 15th (28th February non-leap-year, 29th February leap-year, 30th all months with 30 days) Last Day of Month - 15th Last Day of Month - 15th

### Annually

This payment takes place once a year on the same day of the year.

### Semi Annually

This payment takes place once every 6 months on the same day of the month. For example, if the first payment comes due on May 30th, the second payment will come due on November 30th. If the first payment comes due on the 29th, 30th, 31st of the month, and the second payment month doesn't have that many days, the second payment will come due on the last day of the month.

### Quarterly

This payment takes place once every 3 months on the same day of the month. For example, if the first payment comes due on May 30th, the second payment will come due on August 30th. If the first payment comes due on the 29th, 30th, 31st of the month, and subsequent payment months don't have that many days, the payments will come due on the last day of the month.

### Single

This payment frequency is used when only one payment will take place on a loan. This will calculate odd days for APR differently than if you had just a single payment of another frequency. The payment will take place on the date specified as the first payment date.

### Custom

Each custom option represents a number of days. Payments will take place in intervals of that number of days, no exceptions.