Parent Loan

Help pay for your child’s education with a custom parent loan with repayment flexibility and no origination fees. You can also get up to $2,500 of the loan1 delivered straight to you to control the spending on extra education expenses.

Variable Rates

1.04% - 11.98% APR

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Fixed Rates

3.34% - 12.99% APR

(all rates shown include auto-pay discounts)2

Cosigning On a Loan vs. Taking Out a Parent Loan

As a parent, you want only the best for your child. Starting college can be an exciting milestone, and if you’re pitching in financially, you’ll want to explore all of your options. Many parents use student loans as a way to help pay for their kid’s college.

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Rates & Repayments

Make your Payments work for you

The way you repay your parent loan drives how much you can save long-term. If you start making payments sooner, or pay more each month, you can lower the cost of the loan over time. But if your monthly budget requires an option that’s more flexible, we can guide you to a loan that works better for you.

Repayment Options

Interest Only Payment

Pay just the interest charges each month while your child is in school to manage your monthly budget.

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

As long as you cover at least the interest charges each month, we'll let you set your own monthly payment while your child is in school.3

Keypoints
  • Moderate in-school payment
  • Moderate overall cost
Full Principal & Interest Payment

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

Keypoints
  • Highest monthly payment
  • Lowest overall cost

Repayment Options That Work For You

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

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Save More Overall

Save on total interest but make bigger monthly payments

  • Between 5 and 15 years4
Pay Less
Pay Less Monthly

Make smaller monthly payments but pay more in interest overall

78%

of all customers choose a repayment term of 10 years or less

99%

of borrowers are making on time payments

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We Offer Major Help And Minor Stress

We’ll help guide you through the process to find the right loan term, interest rate, and payments right for you and the family budget.

No Surprises Here

Here are some key dates to plan for prior to sending your student off to school.

school building 60 - 90 days

Shop around for the right loan using our prequalification tool to see your estimated rates.

car of people moving 30 - 45 days

By now, you should have received a tuition bill. Apply for a loan here in 3 minutes. When your loan is approved, we'll work with the school to certify the loan.

building 10 - 14 days

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

How We Compare With Other Lenders

Lenders

College ave student loans
Sallie Mae
Choice of fixed or variable interest rates
Yes
Yes
Choice of loan terms (years of repay)
11
No
Loan funds for tuition & fees are sent to the school
Yes
Yes
Loan funds for extra expenses can be sent to you
Yes
No
Fees to apply
None
None

Comparisons based on information obtained on lenders' websites as of January 27, 2021.

College ave student loans

Choice of fixed or variable interest rates

Yes

Choice of loan terms (years of repay)

11

Loan funds for tuition & fees are sent to the school

Yes

Loan funds for extra expenses can be sent to you

Yes

Fees to apply

None

Sallie Mae
Yes
No
Yes
No

None

Comparisons based on information obtained on lenders' websites as of January 27, 2021.

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Afshin

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Father of two

Great Service. Great Product. Great Rates. You should be extremely proud of your staff, from the online chat team to your customer service call center. Very happy to be working with an organization like yours. Made applying and getting a college loan very easy.

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Dave

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Parent

Very good process with many follow ups.

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Gina

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Very helpful!

The representatives were very friendly and helpful. They answered all my questions and made me feel more at ease when I was applying for the student loan for my daughter. Thank you, College Ave.

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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 attendance5, 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 $1,000.5