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What is a Private Student Loan Cosigner? And Why Do I Need One?

May 29, 2018 | College Ave Student Loans

Most students enrolling in college have little to no credit history, so they are considered risky loan candidates. To mitigate this risk, lenders may require students to apply with a cosigner. Learn what a cosigner is, why you need one, and who makes a good cosigner.

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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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Options to Consider When Transferring Schools

April 17, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Thinking about transferring schools? Learn more about your options and the types of institutions you can transfer to.

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Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

April 13, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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Your credit score can constantly change. Here are some of the best ways to improve your credit score, along with tips to help maintain a good credit score once you have one.

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Understanding My Credit Score

March 30, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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Credit scores play an important role in the student loan process, but do you know how your score is calculated? Learn the different components of your credit score and find out which ones have a bigger impact.

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What is a Credit Score?

March 10, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
What is a credit score?

Learn what a credit score is, how credit scores like the FICO score are used, and how a student's credit score affects the student loan process.

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What is a credit score?