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Student Loans 101: The Basics

July 3, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Thinking about taking out a student loan to pay for college? Learn the basics of how federal and private student loans work as you begin to explore your options.

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The Financial Side of Transferring Schools

May 15, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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?

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?

What is the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet?

April 10, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
Photo of University of the United states (UUS) Financial aid shopping sheet. With words to the left that say - Estimated cost - Cost of attendance pointing to Costs in the 2017-2018 year. Grant AID pointing to Grants and scholarships to pay for college. Net price after grants - pointing to What you will pay for 2017-2018 year.

If you are new to the college application process then you probably have some questions about the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. We break it down and help answer some of your questions.

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Photo of University of the United states (UUS) Financial aid shopping sheet. With words to the left that say - Estimated cost - Cost of attendance pointing to Costs in the 2017-2018 year. Grant AID pointing to Grants and scholarships to pay for college. Net price after grants - pointing to What you will pay for 2017-2018 year.

Gift Aid vs. Loans: What’s the Difference?

March 27, 2017 | College Ave Student Loans
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Do you know the difference between gift aid and loans? We help to answer this question and many more.

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Photo of a woman under a light with text above her that reads - Gift aid vs loans: what is the difference?

8 Things You Need to Know About College 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 award letters.

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Photo of a envelope with a post-it note on the left side of it that reads - 8 things you need to know about college award letters - on the right in the envelope it reads Your college award letter

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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Choosing a Repayment Term: Financial Aid Math That Adds Up to Savings

August 5, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
Save up to three thousand six hundred dollars for less than sixty-one dollars per month.

When taking out a student loan, there are variables other than interest rate you should consider. See how a shorter repayment period could reduce the total cost of your loan.

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Save up to three thousand six hundred dollars for less than sixty-one dollars per month.

How the Private Student Loan Process Works

June 30, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
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Many students need student loans to finance their education. Learn about the steps in the process so you can make better financial decisions instead of being overwhelmed with confusion.

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

June 10, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
Federal versus Private student loans

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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Federal versus Private student loans

How to Reduce the Cost of Your Student Loan

June 10, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
How to reduce the cost of your student loan

Borrowing to pay for college? There are things you can do to save money on your student loan. Check out these four tips to reduce the cost of your student loan and see the impact they have with an example loan scenario.

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How to reduce the cost of your student loan