About Us

College Ave started with a big vision and a simple mission - help students prepare for a bright future.

We love providing an altogether different (and uncomplicated!) experience. We're former students, and many of us are parents, so we get where the stress of preparing for, paying for and going to college comes from. Our personal and professional experiences have given us the skills to send stress packing. We're committed to delivering practical and personal solutions that give young adults a running start on their roads to financial success. We don't just like to say it, we built our business around it: when it comes to college, "You've got this, we've got you."

Our Core Values

Financial Support Every Step of the Way.

We know that your college journey is unique to you - and your financial toolkit should reflect that. We are here to help you build a student loan that fits your needs. Check it out for yourself!

History of College Ave

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College Ave was launched with a commitment to providing private student loans products to students and their families.


College Ave completed our first Inaugural Securitization for $161MM.


A new suite of Graduate student loans was launched including Dental, Law, Medical, MBA, and Health Professions.


Transformational investment from Fortune 500 company Thrivent reinforces College Ave as a fintech success story.


The Ambition Card launched giving college students a running start on their journey building a positive credit history for a brighter financial future.

What Our Customers 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


Angela Colatriano

Chief Marketing Officer

15+ years of experience in the financial services industry focusing on customer experience evolution. Served as Sr. Director of Acquisition and Digital Engagement for Upromise. Held multiple leadership positions at Sallie Mae, including Director of Loan Product Delivery.

Previously led the digital customer engagement strategy for Barclaycard USl.


Which product best suits you?

Interested in building your credit?

Set sights on a brighter financial future by establishing a positive credit history easily and safely with Ambition Card.

Ambition Card by College Ave
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