Topic: Financial Aid

How Parents and Students Can Tackle College Financing

November 20, 2017 | Edmit
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No one likes a tough talk about finances. Here are a few conversation starters to help parents and college-bound students talk about tuition, financial aid, and shared responsibilities.

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6 Tips for Getting the Most Merit Aid

November 13, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Merit aid is one way to help bridge the financial aid gap and cover your college costs. Here are a few tips for getting the most merit aid.

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What is the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet?

April 10, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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If you are new to the college application process then you probably have some questions about the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. We break it down and help answer some of your questions.

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Gift Aid vs. Loans: What’s the Difference?

March 27, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Do you know the difference between gift aid and loans? We help to answer this question and many more.

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8 Things You Should Know About Financial Aid Award Letters

March 13, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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You received your college award letter, but now what? Here’s what you need to know about college financial aid award letters.

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2017 #CollegeAveMadness Scholarship Sweepstakes

March 6, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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We're looking for the school with the most passionate students who know that their school is the perfect fit for them. And even better, we’re giving away up to $5,000 in scholarship money!

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Important FAFSA Changes You Need To Know

August 31, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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The FAFSA is a critical part of the financial aid process. Here are the important FAFSA changes you need to know and how it might affect you.

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Choosing a Repayment Term: Financial Aid Math That Adds Up to Savings

August 5, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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When taking out a student loan, there are variables other than interest rate you should consider. See how a shorter repayment period could reduce the total cost of your loan.

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Understanding and Reviewing Financial Aid Letters

March 9, 2016 | CollegeWeekLive
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Making sense of your financial aid letters doesn’t have to be confusing. Learn the elements of your letters and what factors to consider when reviewing them.

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#CollegeAveMadness Scholarship Contest

February 29, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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We're on a quest to find the campus with the best College Ave, and in return, we're giving away $9,000 in scholarships!
Enter to win.

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