How Does Financial Aid Work?
Financial aid is any money that helps pay for college. Learn more about how financial aid works and how to get it here....Read Article
Student Loan Repayment Options
When it's time to repay your student loans, you might wonder what student loan repayment options are available. The answer is that it depends on whether your loans are federal...Read Article
Student Loans 101: How Do Student Loans Work?
Thinking about taking out a student loan to pay for college? Before you get started, make sure you understand how student loans work. Click here to learn the student loan basi...Read Article
What Is a Grant for College?
Learn everything you need to know about how to reduce your college education costs with grants, including the different types, how to qualify and how to apply for grants. Expl...Read Article
How to Refinance Student Loans
Refinancing student loans can simplify the loan payment process and possibly reduce your monthly payment or the total cost of your loan. But the process can be confusing, so w...Read Article
How to Read Your Financial Aid Award Letter
Learn how read and understand your financial aid award letter. Read about the key components you’ll find in a financial aid award package....Read Article
Repaying Your College Ave Student Loan
Repaying your College Ave student loan doesn't have to be stressful. We offer several tips to help you best manage your College Ave student loan....Read Article
Student Loan Interest Rate vs. APR: What's the Difference?
Student loan interest rates and APRs can often be the deciding factor with which lender you use. But what's the difference between interest rates vs APR?...Read Article
Our Response to COVID‑19
Learn how we can help and explore your options if you are impacted by COVID-19....Read Article
How to Apply for the FAFSA
Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form in order to receive financial aid, including what you'll need, who is eligible and when to apply to avoid missing the deadline....Read Article
When to Refinance Student Loans
The best time to refinance student loans is when you have enough credit and income to pay back your new loan responsibly....Read Article
Student Loan Statistics for 2021
Take a closer look at key student loan statistics and how undergrads, grads, and parents are covering the cost of college. ...Read Article
Variable vs. Fixed Interest Rates: What's the Difference?
It's important to understand the difference between student loan variable interest rates and fixed interest rates. Learn the basics so that you can choose which is best for yo...Read Article
What Is a Parent Loan?
Parent student loans give parents and guardians the ability to finance their student's education by taking out a loan of their own....Read Article
Student Loan Glossary
Navigating the student loan process can be overwhelming. Use this comprehensive glossary to understand common terms you should know and how they apply to you....Read Article
How To Take Out Student Loans For College
Taking out a student loan for the first time can be overwhelming. Use this step-by-step guide to learn what the student loan process looks like to set yourself up for success ...Read Article
How to Pay for Graduate School
Earning an advanced degree is a great way to boost your skills, confidence, and earning potential. If you're exploring ways to pay for graduate school, you're probably not que...Read Article
Payce: Cash Back for Student Loans
College Ave Student Loans has partnered with Payce Rewards, a free service where you can earn cash back for in-store and online purchases to help you pay down your student loa...Read Article
What's the Difference Between Grants, Scholarships, and Loans?
There are many ways to get help paying for your college education - so many, in fact, that figuring out how to access and combine these options can be overwhelming. To take so...Read Article
Should I Consolidate My Student Loans or Refinance?
If you're looking to streamline your loans, loan consolidation and student loan refinancing are two options to consider. While the terms are often used interchangeably, they'r...Read Article
How Long Does it Take for FAFSA to Process? : Here's What Happens After You File the FAFSA
You applied for FAFSA, now what? Learn the next steps in the process of obtaining your financial aid, including when you will receive your financial aid award letter, checking...Read Article
How is Interest Calculated on Student Loans?
Student loan interest rates can be fixed (unchanging for the life of the loan) or variable (fluctuating throughout the life of the loan). In both cases, the lower the interest...Read Article
When to Apply for Student Loans: Everything You Need to Know
When applying for student loans, timing is an important consideration. When to fill out your FAFSA, when to start applying for student loans, disbursement from your school, et...Read Article
How Private Student Loans Work
From research to repayment, use this guide to understand how private student loans work before taking out a loan to help pay for college....Read Article
Federal Vs 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)....Read Article
10 Things to Know When Student Loan Shopping
Knowing where to start in finding a student loan is hard. Read College Ave's student loan shopping guide to learn the most important things when researching loans. ...Read Article
How To Choose A Student Loan: Key Factors To Consider
First, consider any federal student loan options available to you. When it comes time to apply for a private student loan, do not assume that all private student loans are the...Read Article
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 l...Read Article
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....Read Article
What is the FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) is the online form you must complete each year to access federal aid (including federal student loans). In addition to ...Read Article
School Certification Process
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 s...Read Article
What Do Graduate Student Loans 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 ...Read Article
How do I get my 0.25% auto-pay interest rate reduction?
You can set up recurring payments (aka auto-pay) on our Loan Servicing website. We will walk you through the steps setting up. ...Read Article