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Understanding How Borrowing and Lending Works

Learning how lending works is not only important while you're in college and looking for student loans but also for life in general. While the nitty-gritty of borrowing (and lending) may vary depending on the type of loan you're seeking (student loan, car loan, mortgage, etc.), the general principles can be applied across the board.

College Planning Timeline: High School Checklist

Getting ready for college doesn't have to be complicated. Just map it out with our handy college planning timeline.

What’s the FAFSA and why is it important?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FASFSA) is the online form you must complete each year to access federal aid (including federal student loans). In addition to helping you access federal aid, many states and individual colleges also use the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for state and school aid.

I Just accepted and signed my loan documents. Now what happens during school certification?

After your loan is approved, and you have accepted the terms, signed the loan documents, and (if asked) provided documents to verify your identity, your loan is sent to your school for certification. At this point in the process, you’re done until we hear back from the school. So what's happening on their side?

What types of degree programs can a graduate student loan cover?

A graduate student loan can cover school costs for most master’s, doctoral, or advanced professional degree programs, including the examples listed below, and many more. If you’re wondering whether grad school is the right investment for you, do your homework.

What’s the difference between federal student loans and private student loans?

Federal student loans are made and funded directly by the federal government. To apply, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How do I get my 0.25% auto-pay interest rate reduction?

You'll need to set up a "Recurring Payment" on our Customer Service site. We will walk you through the steps setting up.

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College Ave Student Loans products are made available through either Firstrust Bank, member FDIC or Nationwide Bank, member FDIC. All loans are subject to individual approval and adherence to underwriting guidelines. Program restrictions, other terms, and conditions apply.

Information advertised valid as of 02/01/2018. Variable interest rates may increase after consummation.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) THIS LOAN PROGRAM AND ITS ASSOCIATED SERVICES AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK WWW.COLLEGEAVESTUDENTLOANS.COM FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.