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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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5 Key Things to Compare When Shopping for Student Loans

July 10, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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The student loan process may seem complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 5 things to consider when comparing student loan options.

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Student Loans 101: The Basics

July 3, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Thinking about taking out a student loan to pay for college? Learn the basics of how federal and private student loans work as you begin to explore your options.

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5 Tips to Save for Unexpected College Costs

June 19, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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The best defense is a good offense when it comes to handling unexpected college costs. Here are a few tips that can help you to save for those unexpected college costs.

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The Expense of Living On Campus vs. Off Campus

June 12, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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The decision to live on campus vs. off campus has its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some things to keep in mind as you make your decision.

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6 Overlooked Expenses of College

June 5, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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College tuition can be expensive, but there are other costs that are often overlooked. Don’t forget about these college expenses when budgeting.

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Financial Considerations of Choosing a Minor

May 29, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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There are multiple things to consider when deciding whether you should select a college minor. We’ve answered some of the most common financial questions regarding minors.

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