Find general information about planning for college, scheduling and taking College Board aptitude tests, college search tips, applying to colleges, and paying for your college education. Also provides Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) estimator.
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Financial Aid Organization
www.finaid.org is a comprehensive collection of information about student financial aid, including calculators.
Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program
Provides up to $50,000 repayment on qualified educational loans in exchange for active duty service in the U.S. Army.[Link]
Estimate your income and expenses and determine your financial need for the school year using this interactive budget calculator.
The Bureau of Health Professions
The financial aid page offers a useful introduction to all financial assistance programs under the Health Resources and Services Administration. [Link]
Department of Education
Visit the United States Department of Education's website to learn how the federal government is promoting educational excellence for you and all students across the USA. This site offers extensive information on preparing for college, applying for aid to pay for it, and other educationally related subjects.
Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Use the PIN website to apply for a PIN, request a copy of your established PIN, change your PIN, or update your PIN information. Also learn how you can use your PIN to access your federal financial aid information on the web and "sign" your federal financial aid forms electronically.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA opens the door to the financial aid process for federal financial aid, need-based state programs, MVNU programs, and even some need-based scholarships.
If you have questions, concerns, or you want to write your Federal congressional or senate representative, please refer to: www.congress.org.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Use the NSLDS website and your PIN to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or Pell grants. The site displays information on your loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements. The Glossary of Terms contains information on terms relating to loans and grants.
The goal of scholarshiphelp.org is to educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid. In addition, they provide information free of charge to help students avoid scholarship scam artists and misleading authors who promise "secrets" to what is essentially publicly available information. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Males between 18 – 25 years of age, learn how to register with the Selective Service to be eligible for financial aid.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Visit the SSA website to learn how to apply for a valid Social Security Number or how to correct your name and/or birth date information with the SSA.
Student Financial Aid Ombudsman
The Student Financial Aid Ombudsman works with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems.
Also supported by the United States Department of Education, the Student Gateway to US Government is a tremendous resource for students. The site provides additional links and information about topics such as: planning and paying for higher education, career development, community and military service, travel tips, and other government agencies and departments.
If you are a student attending elementary school, junior/high school, college or graduate school, the Student Portal is the "one stop shopping link" to education beyond high school. If you are a returning student, international student, parent, or counselor, this website also has information for you.
Sponsored by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, this website describes the education benefits available through the Veterans Administration.