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Term to maturity

The time remaining on a bond's life, or the date on which the debt will cease to exist and the borrower will have completely paid off the amount borrowed. See: Maturity.
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Term to Maturity

The amount of time that must elapse before a contract expires. The term to maturity can greatly affect the price of an option or futures contract. It is also called time to expiration. See also: Time value premium.
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term to maturity

The number of years within which the issuer of debt promises to meet the requirements of an indenture agreement. Bonds with longer terms to maturity are subject to greater price fluctuations than short-term securities are. See also yield curve.
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Answer--The difference is in the length of time until maturity. Notes generally mature in one to ten years.
As you have such a short time until maturity, I suggest you wait as it is likely you will get a better value then as opposed to surrendering early.
The Federal Reserve Bank would extend credit in an amount that reflected the value of the asset at maturity minus a "discount" based on the Federal Reserve's discount rate and the time until maturity of the asset.