Topic: Tips

Top 10 Tips on How to Cut College Costs

May 7, 2018 | Mark Kantrowitz

College costs continue to increase year after year. However, there are a few ways you can cut college costs without sacrificing college quality.

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Financial Terms Every College Student Should Know

April 18, 2018 | The College Juice

With so many different terms and abbreviations, financial jargon can sound like an entirely different language at times. Here's a list of the basic financial terms every college student should know.

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5 Tips for Surviving Finals Week

April 12, 2018 | College Ave Student Loans

Finals week can be a stressful time, whether you're in high school, college or grad school. Don’t be stressed, be prepared. Here are a few tips to help you survive finals week.

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Everything You Need to Know About Scholarships

November 27, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Scholarships are one way to help bridge the financial aid gap and cover your college costs. Here’s everything you need to know about scholarships.

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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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The Financial Side of Transferring Schools

May 15, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Transferring schools can be a big decision, and it’s important to think through the financial impacts. Here are a few things to consider.

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Photo of a notebook with writing in it. At the top - Transferring schools - under that Financial considerations. Under that is a bulleted list with one through five with only one and two filled out. One, Application fees? Two, does my award aid carry over?