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Is a private student loan right for me?

July 17, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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.

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.

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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How to Find a Cosigner

June 7, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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Most people applying for a private student loan need a cosigner. Learn what a cosigner is, why you need one, who makes a good cosigner, and how to ask a cosigner.

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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?

What is a Private Student Loan Cosigner?

November 24, 2015 | LendEDU
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Did you know that over 90 percent of private student loans include a cosigner? Find out what a cosigner is and why they are important.

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