Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Admission: What’s the Difference?

October 20, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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There are multiple ways to apply to college: early decision, early action, and regular admission. Knowing the differences between these can make it easier to decide when to apply.

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4 Things to Think About When Choosing a College

October 16, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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There are many things to think about when choosing a college. Here are a few things to consider as you narrow down your options.

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6 Deadlines to Keep in Mind During Your College Search

October 2, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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To prevent delays and avoid missing out on opportunities, it’s important to be aware of the deadlines for the colleges or programs you’re interested in. Here are a few deadlines to keep in mind.

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Important Questions to Ask During Your Campus Visit

September 25, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Now that your campus visit is scheduled, it’s essential to be prepared and have questions ready to ask about the things that are most important to you. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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The High School Student’s Guide to Campus Tours

September 14, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Visiting a college campus is one of the best ways to know whether a college is a perfect fit. Our guide breaks down the touring process and how you can make the most out of your campus visit.

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6 Ways to Save for College as a High School Senior

September 11, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Your senior year is the perfect time to begin finding ways to save for college. Here are a few money-saving tips to keep in mind as you begin to think about college choices.

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5 Terms You Need to Know if You’re Paying for School

August 7, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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You may come across a variety of important terms throughout the financial aid process. Here are a few of the need-to-know terms if you’re paying for school.

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Managing Money with College Roommates

July 28, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Living with a roommate certainly has its perks, just be sure to work out bills and finances ahead of time. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you manage bills with your roommates.

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Cosigning On a Loan vs. Taking Out a Parent Loan

July 24, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Parents planning to borrow for college can cosign on a student loan with their child or take out a parent loan. See what to consider as you weigh your options.

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Is a private student loan right for me?

July 17, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Wondering whether you need a private student loan? Here are a few reasons why you might look beyond a federal student loan to finance your college costs.

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