There’s no disputing the value of a college education. But with dramatically rising prices, finding suitable ways to finance college expenses has become much more challenging.

Learn how you can explore a range of potential opportunities that can make college more attainable and affordable — from tax-advantaged savings accounts to proven advice on ways to seek out scholarships, grants, financial aid and educational loans.


  • Student Loans
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    With college tuition costs growing quickly, the Student Loans through ALEC and College Ave Student Loans offers financing that can bridge the gap when paying for college.
  • Student Visa®
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    ALEC offers two types of Visa® Cards for college students. The Student Select™ Visa® features a competitive low APR and the Student Select™ Rewards Visa® lets you earn points to use towards and merchandise.
  • Auto Loans
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    The car-buying process can seem intimidating, so let ALEC help make it easier for you. With ALEC's great auto loan rates and TrueCar® Auto Buying Service, we can help you find the right car for you.

  • How to Smartly Save for College
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    College costs have surged in the past several decades about as fast as any expenses families face. Learn how to save for college.
  • Managing Post-Graduation Debt
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    Remember how good it felt to get accepted into your college of choice, and, eventually, receive that degree for which you worked so hard? Now comes the hard part - paying back the loans that enabled you to set sail on your career. Learn how to manage your debt.
  • Save Money for College or for Retirement
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    This question may seem baffling, on its face. But experts have reduced it to the following: You can borrow for your child's college education, but you cannot borrow for your retirement.

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