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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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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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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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5 Terms You Need to Know if You’re Paying for School

August 7, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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You may come across a variety of important terms throughout the financial aid process. Here are a few of the need-to-know terms if you’re paying for school.

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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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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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Federal vs. Private Loans: What’s the Difference?

June 10, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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There are two types of student loans: federal student loans and private student loans. If you’re planning to borrow to pay for college, it’s important to know the difference between the two.

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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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How To Reduce College Costs with Grants

February 22, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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Worried about the cost of higher education? Learn how you can find and use grants to pare down your costs before applying for federal and private student loans.

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