Topic: Private Student Loans

How to Use Your Student Loan Refund Check

June 21, 2018 | College Ave Student Loans

Refund – not “Re-Fun.” Here's a few dos and don’ts for how to use your student loan refund wisely.

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Six Steps for Saving on Student Loans

June 19, 2018 | Mark Kantrowitz

Here are six smart borrowing strategies that can help you save money when you borrow student loans to pay for college.

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Student Loan Advice from the Experts

March 16, 2018 | The College Juice

Student loan advice isn’t something you’d accept from just anyone, so why not go to the experts? Here’s everything you need to know – from the people who know best.

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Beyond Home Equity: Paying for College Under the New Tax Bill

February 9, 2018 | College Ave Student Loans

The new tax bill has caused some confusion around how families will save for college in 2018 and beyond. Here’s what you need to know about how to pay for college under the new tax bill.

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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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Photo of a notepad with writing on it. At the top in large letters it says, Is a private student loan right for me? Under that it has total direct costs of thirty-three thousand four hundred and eighty dollars. Under that Total Financial Aid with twenty thousand nine hundred and sixteen dollars. Under both of those is a box with Total amount I need twelve thousand five hundred sixty four dollars - that is highlighted.

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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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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Can I Deduct Interest from My Student Loans On My Taxes?

January 23, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Wondering whether you can deduct student loan interest on your taxes? Here’s how to find out if you’re eligible as well as answers to other common questions.

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Student Loan Credit Pre-Qualification

September 28, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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Student loan credit pre-qualification can be a valuable tool in the private student loan process. See what the benefits are and how you can use them to your advantage.

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