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What is Reasonable and Affordable Debt?

May 23, 2018 | Mark Kantrowitz

Student debt may be good debt, because it is an investment in your future, but too much of a good thing can hurt you. Learn about reasonable and affordable debt before you start taking on loans to pay for your degree.

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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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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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How Parents and Students Can Tackle College Financing

November 20, 2017 | Edmit
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No one likes a tough talk about finances. Here are a few conversation starters to help parents and college-bound students talk about tuition, financial aid, and shared responsibilities.

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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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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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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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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.