Tag: financial aid

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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
How to reduce the cost of your student loan

Understanding and Reviewing Financial Aid Letters

March 9, 2016 | CollegeWeekLive
Image of an envelope with Financial AID letter coming out of it.

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.

Continue Reading
Image of an envelope with Financial AID letter coming out of it.

How To Reduce College Costs with Grants

February 22, 2016 | College Ave Student Loans
Photo of headphones and a notebook that reads Paying for college - savings, grants, scholarships, student. Grants is circled with orange.

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.

Continue Reading
Photo of headphones and a notebook that reads Paying for college - savings, grants, scholarships, student. Grants is circled with orange.

Discover the Best College Match for You

January 14, 2016 | CollegeWeekLive
Photo of a old building wooden door.

Do your research ahead of time to make sure you choose the best college match for you. Here are some factors to think about before applying to college.

Continue Reading
Photo of a old building wooden door.

A Simple Guide to Completing the FAFSA

January 14, 2016 | CollegeWeekLive
Clipart of a clipboard that says FAFSA at the top underlined. Under it are Step one through step four with a box on the left. No boxes are checked.

The idea of completing the FAFSA might make your head spin, but it’s an important form to fill out. We’re here to break it down and make filling out the FAFSA much easier.

Continue Reading
Clipart of a clipboard that says FAFSA at the top underlined. Under it are Step one through step four with a box on the left. No boxes are checked.

Debunking Top Myths About the FAFSA

January 13, 2016 | CollegeWeekLive
Photo of a notebook of graph paper and several papers crumpled up into balls with the word MYTH very large in front of everything

Some students don’t bother to fill out the FAFSA because they mistakenly believe these common myths. In reality, they might be leaving money on the table.

Continue Reading
Photo of a notebook of graph paper and several papers crumpled up into balls with the word MYTH very large in front of everything

10 Common FAFSA Errors to Avoid

January 6, 2016 | Mark Kantrowitz
alert sign

When filling out the FAFSA, even the smallest error can result in lost eligibility. Avoid these ten common errors to help you fill out the form properly and maximize your aid eligibility.

Continue Reading
alert sign

File the FAFSA to Get More Money in College

January 5, 2016 | Mark Kantrowitz
Photo of a woman using a laptop

The FAFSA is your gateway to money for college, and how you file it may affect how much money you get. Here are ten tips on how to maximize your eligibility.

Continue Reading
Photo of a woman using a laptop

10 Tips for Scholarship Success

December 11, 2015 | CollegeWeekLive
Photo of a man in the background his hand up close to the camera writing into a notebook.

College can be expensive, but you can use scholarships to help you reduce how much it costs to earn your degree.

Continue Reading
Photo of a man in the background his hand up close to the camera writing into a notebook.