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Need a loan to help pay for college? Looking to refinance existing loans after graduation?

First Neighbor Bank has partnered with College Ave Student Loans to help you achieve your higher education goals.

College Ave loans can help undergraduate and graduate students with their school expenses.  We also have loans for parents who want to help cover the cost of college for their kids.

College Ave provides a simple application, helpful tools and a personalized loan experience to help you create a loan that works best for you and your budget.

College Ave also offers Student Loan Refinancing for graduates. Refinancing your existing student loans can reduce your monthly payment and even the total cost of your loan. Plus, combining multiple loans into one loan can make repayment easier and simplify your life.

  • Easy online application – instant credit decision
  • Get your Refinance rate in 60 seconds
  • No application or prepayment fees
  • Build a repayment plan that fits your budget
Click here to apply for a student loan.

Do you have Questions?  We have the answers!

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If you’re going to college next year, you’re entering an exciting time of your life. We’ve partnered with College Ave Student Loans to provide students and families private student loan options to help pay for college or graduate school. College can be expensive, but there are ways to make it more affordable. The first step is completing the FAFSA form. 

FAFSA information and video.
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If you’re thinking about taking out a student loan to help pay for college, you might be finding your way through the loan process for the first time and encountering many questions about how student loans work. We have partnered with College Ave Student Loans to help provide students and families with private student loan options for paying for school.

How Student Loans Work information and video.

The moment is here.  You click on your admission status. YOU’RE IN! YOU’RE IN!  YOU’RE IN!  You jump. You scream. You celebrate. You stop. “Can I afford it?” Joy drains. Reality hits you. You anxiously await your award letter. This is the piece of the puzzle that tells you how much it will really cost.  When you open it up, it can be confusing.  Like, REALLY confusing.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help clear up the financial aid award letter confusion:
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There are two types of student loans: federal student loans and private student loans. If you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to pay for school, you’ve likely thought about both. Federal and private student loans are not the same and it’s important to know the difference.

Types Of Student Loans information and video.

Everyone’s financial situation is different. Attending college is a big financial decision for you and your family. There are many resources to help you find a financial plan that works for you. Our private student loan partner College Ave Student Loans has created this video to help you understand your options for paying for school.

How to Pay For College information and video.
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With summer almost here, you may need to figure out how you are going to pay for a summer college or graduate school session. Our private student loan partner College Ave Student Loans has created this video to help you understand what your options are when it comes to paying for those extra classes.

How to Pay For College information and video.
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If you need a private student loan to help you pay for college or graduate school, it is important to understand the interest rate options and how they impact your total cost. Our private student loan partner College Ave Student Loans has created this video to help you understand the difference between variable and fixed interest rates on your loan.

Variable vs Fixed Rate Loans information and video.
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This is the time of year when many students and their families are determining their financial needs for college and graduate school. Most undergraduate students applying for a private student loan will need a cosigner. Our private student loan partner College Ave Student Loans has created this video to help you learn what a cosigner is, why you need a cosigner, and who makes a good cosigner.

Do I Need A Cosigner information and video.
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Earning an advanced degree is a great way to boost your skills and earnings potential. You may be wondering how you’ll afford grad school and possibly weighing student loan options. Our private student loan partner College Ave Student Loans has created this video to help you get acquainted with the grad school funding landscape.

How To Pay For Grad School information and video.
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As a recent college graduate, you have a lot to think about as you plan for your next step in life. If you took out student loans to help pay for your college, you might be thinking about the options for paying back these loans. Our private student loan partner College Ave Student Loans has put together this video to share how you can get ready to repay those student loans.

Repayment Tips information and video.


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