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Student Financial Assistance Resources
  • Federal Student Aid Programs
    Federal Student Aid has a variety of programs to help you pay for your education after high school. Click on Grants, campus-based aid, Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans (parent loans) and PLUS Loans for graduate and professional degree students for more information about these programs.
    We have simplified the process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click the link to apply for Federal Student Aid online.
  • Understanding Federal Student Aid
    Our booklet, Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid will answer any questions you might still have. Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive source of information about the Department's federal student aid programs and includes an overview of federal student aid, as well as more detailed information on the application process and student loans, for example. Whatever your questions, you'll find the aid information you need in this publication.
  • Adult Education Links
    In addition to education and occupation-specific training and education, the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens through a variety of programs that emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving.
  • Federal Aid First
    Thinking about attending college? Will you need a loan? If so, think Federal Aid First! Federal loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources. This site explains the differences between federal and private education loans, the various kinds of federal loans offered and the dollar amounts available. Included are details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—your starting point for obtaining financial assistance for college. Think Federal Aid First!
  • Financial Literacy
    Financial literacy is the education on the management of personal finances and is an essential part of planning and paying for postsecondary education. You'll find links to Web sites that provide information on money management, handling credit and debt, and information on consumer protection.


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