Graduate Student Loans

You’re positive about pursuing your advanced degree, now find a way to pay that you can be confident in too. Sure, a College Ave loan can help you cover the costs of a postgraduate, masters, doctoral, or professional degree. But more than that, we provide flexible repayment options and never charge origination fees. We get it: you’re over being overwhelmed, it’s time for something simpler. That’s why our application takes just three minutes, and you’ll get a credit decision instantly.

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INTEREST RATES

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Variable Rates

3.94% - 9.25% APR

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Fixed Rates

5.29% - 10.45% APR

(all rates shown include auto-pay discount)1

6 Financial Considerations of Getting a Graduate Degree

The decision to go to grad school is often heavily influenced by finances. Here are some of the top financial considerations of getting a graduate degree. You’ll want to consider what goals you’re looking to pursue with a graduate degree.

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Rates & Repayment

Make Your Payments Work for You

The way you repay your loan will drive how much you’ll save long-term. If you start making payments sooner, or pay more each month, you can lower the overall cost of the loan. But if your monthly budget requires an option that’s more flexible, we can help you with that too.

We set out to be different from other lenders who set the loan terms for you. So put us to the test.

Repayment Options

Full Principal & Interest Payment

Start repaying your principal and interest right away to save the most.

Keypoints
  • Highest in-school payment
  • Lowest overall cost
Interest Only Payment

Pay the interest charges each month as you go during school.

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  • Moderate in-school payment
Flat Payment

Make $25 payments each month2 during school to reduce your accrued interest.

Keypoints
  • Lowest in-school payment
Deferred Payment

No in-school payments required, but you'll pay more in interest over the life of your loan.

Keypoints
  • No in-school payment
  • Highest overall cost

Super-Flexible Terms3

How many years will it take you to pay back your graduate loan? We'll help you choose the right loan term that works with your long term plans.

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Save More Overall

Save on total interest but make bigger monthly payments

  • 5 years
  • 8 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
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Pay Less Monthly

Make smaller monthly payments but pay more in interest overall

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Advanced Loans For Advanced Degrees

We created graduate loans that are teaching the competition a thing or two. We start with great rates, then add a variety of repayment options, all to put you in control of how much interest you have to pay. When we take away the suspense and uncertainty around your loan, you can feel that much better.

How We Compare With Other Lenders

Lenders

College Ave Student Loans
Discover
SallieMae
Well Fargo
Number of Repayment Options
4
4
3
3
Choice of loan terms (years you take to repay)
Yes
No
No
No
Apply in 3 Minutes
Yes
No
No
No
Fees to Apply
None
None
None
None
Choice of Fixed or Variable Interest Rates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Comparisons based on information obtained on lenders' websites as ofJune 27, 2018

College Ave Student Loans

Number of Repayment Options

4

Choice of loan terms (years you take to repay)

Yes

Apply in 3 Minutes

Yes

Fees to Apply

None

Choice of Fixed or Variable Interest Rates

Yes
Discover

4

No
No

None

Yes
SallieMae

3

No
No

None

Yes
Well Fargo

3

No
No

None

Yes

Comparisons based on information obtained on lenders' websites as ofJune 27, 2018

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Kristen S.

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College Ave customer service is great.

College Ave made the loan process easy. They communicated every step of the way and included weekly status updates. They have several loan options and were competitive on interest rates.

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Kim M.

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Outstanding!

It is very easy to apply, once you get approved they will send confirmation to the school and you can start your class. They have the best customer service.

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Emma S.

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Very Helpful and Good

When I was in need of money to pay for graduate school, College Ave came through with affordable options. Very good.

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Cosigning Made Easy

Because some grad students don’t have the credit or income history required by lenders, a parent or other adult with good credit will need to cosign the private student loan. This way, both the student and cosigner share equal responsibility for the loan.

Overwhelmed? Don't Be!
Just Follow These Easy Steps

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90 Days before school starts

Think about how much money you’ll need to borrow and who might cosign the loan with you.

60 Days before school starts

Start shopping around for the best loan by getting quotes, rates and terms from several lenders and know for sure who your cosigner will be.

30 Days before school starts

Apply for your student loan. Once approved we’ll work with your school directly to certify the loan.

10 Days before school starts

Make sure you’ve received confirmation that the money is scheduled to be sent to your school.

30 days after the money is sent to your school

Be on the lookout for your first loan statement. If you’re making payments right away, consider signing up for autopay.

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Are international students or cosigners eligible for your loans?

International students with a valid US social security number are eligible to apply for a student loan with College Ave Student Loans

In order to be approved for a College Ave student loan, an international student will be required to apply with a qualified cosigner.

How much of my education costs will this loan cover?

Credit-worthy applicants can borrow up to 100% of the school-certified cost of attendance4, which typically includes things like tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. The minimum amount you can borrow is $1,000.4