About Us

We created this company to flip the script on student loans and make getting a private student loan for college better.

We love providing an altogether different (and uncomplicated!) path to student loans. We’re also former students, and many of us are parents, so we get where the stress comes from. Our personal and professional experiences have given us the skill to send stress packing. We don’t just like to say it, we built our business around it: when it comes to student loans, “You’ve got this, we’ve got you.”

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How We're Different


We know paying for college can be stressful. We don’t think it needs to be that way. We’ll help you find your best college loan in a way you can understand, and we’ll make it fast & easy.


Seriously. Smooth and straightforward is what we're all about, so apply from any device in just three minutes; and find out instantly if your loan's approved.


We want you to know what you’re getting, how it works, and how to save as much as possible, so our tools are to-the-point, transparent, and stress-free.


We provide one-of-a-kind service that's anything but one-size-fits-all. We're here for you every step of the way to build you the best possible loan.

What Our Borrowers Are Up To


of borrowers are making on time payments


of borrowers choose an in school repayment option


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


Karen W.

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Very Simple Process

They have a very simple and streamline process to apply for student loans. The online tools were very helpful and informative. I liked that they have a “pre-approval” process which allows you to determine if you can qualify for a loan. I was kept informed by emails of the loan status. I would highly recommend College Ave Loans.


Julee C.

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Quick and easy

Applying and qualifying for my daughters student loan was very quick and easy. I appreciated all of the different repayment options given. College Avenue made a stressful time much better for both of us.


Kristen S.

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College Ave customer service is great.

College Ave made the loan process easy. They communicated every step of the way and included weekly status updates. They have several loan options and were competitive on interest rates.



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Joe DePaulo

Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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Tim Staley

Co-Founder, Director & Chief Operating Officer

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Jim Keller

Chief Financial Officer

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Angela Colatriano

Chief Marketing Officer

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Mike Rosica

Chief Credit Officer

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Dena Glaeser

Dena Glaeser

Chief Legal Officer

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Work at College Ave

One-Size-Fits-All Student Loans Are a Thing of the Past and So Are Stuffy Offices.

Based in Wilmington, Delaware, College Ave Student Loans specializes in helping students and families pay for higher education. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best experience and aim to do the same for our employees.

At College Ave, we’ve brought together a top-notch team of selfless problem solvers, each dedicated to doing the right thing for our customers. Our financial services experience runs deep, but our love of corporate red-tape does not, so we’ve created an environment that is comfortable, performance driven, and extremely collaborative. While we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we understand the commitment our customers are making and always give the professional dedication they deserve.

We’re looking for honesty and integrity; adaptability and a strong work ethic; a sense of humor and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Interested In Joining The Team?

View available positions and information you need to research, and apply for a job at College Ave Student Loans.