I recently wrote about College Ave Student Loan programs and how easy the process is. They have options for both students and parents. When we were asked if we wanted to host a College Ave Student Loans Pizza Party, we knew several teens that would benefit from the information.
Putting together a spread of blue and green was pretty fun. College Ave Student Loans sent us plenty of brochures and information to hand out. We had teens ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, parents and grandparents in attendance.
I loved sharing the information about the parent loans. There are so many expenses when it comes to college, beyond the classes. The parent loan offers options to have money deposited directly into their own bank account to help pay for extra expenses (like food, housing, laptop & books), which can add up to be a hefty up-front expense.
One of my daughter’s friends believed he couldn’t afford to go to college his first year out of high school. He had the indication that he needed a ton of money to pay for classes and books up front so his plan was to work for a year and save. Many of us know that once a teen takes a year off of school to get a job, their chances of returning to school are a lot slimmer than if they start right away. I was happy to share information on College Ave Student Loan tools with him that could change his future.
They were so proud of their new matching t-shirts and the fact they are graduating high school in less than a week! Such an exciting time for them right now.
All the College Ave Student Loan goodies were a hit at the party. We had some left over brochures and card holders that my daughter was able to hand out to her friends. The card holder is pretty cool. You stick it on the back of your phone and it can hold your ID or business card. The portable chargers are what every college student needs. When running from class to class and study groups, there is not a lot of time to charge your devices while sitting by an outlet. They can throw these in their backpack and charge on the go.
College Ave Student Loans, a leading online student loan marketplace lender, and Experian®, a leading global information services company, are offering a limited time joint offer of a credit health check — a complimentary, personalized credit education session with an Experian Credit EducatorSM agent — to families preparing to pay for college. College Ave is collaborating with Experian to better support parents who may need to consider borrowing or cosigning a private student loan if savings, scholarships and federal aid fall short of higher education costs. Families who may want to explore private financing options should start getting ready now. The personalized credit education session offers an in-depth, one-on-one, 35-minute phone call with an Experian Credit Educator agent. During the session, parents will receive a copy of their Experian credit report and score and a personalized, step-by-step walk-through of the report, as well as examples of actions that may improve their credit score and insights for future credit management decisions.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.