Additional Financial Aid Resources & References
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Federal Student Aid regularly hosts webinars for students, parents, student loan borrowers, or college access professionals. You can submit questions during the webinar and their team will answer your questions during the event.
Keep an eye on StudentAid.gov/events for webinars and other events intended for students, parents, and borrowers; and watch the Get Training page on the Financial Aid Toolkit for Counselors (FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov/training) to find webinars intended to enhance your professional development.
To take advantage of these webinars, sign up today!
For students and borrowers:
Managing your Student Loans: Tips for Recent College Grads (Tuesday, May 22, 2–3 p.m. ET)
For federal student loan borrowers and college access professionals:
How to Apply for and Navigate Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Wednesday, June 6, 2–3 p.m. ET)
Registration fills up quickly so sign up today!
If you are interested in these webinars but are not available at the scheduled time, you’ll be able to view recorded versions of the webinars listed above at StudentAid.gov/resources#webinars and at FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov/resources.
- 2018-19 FAFSA® Demo Line-by-Line (Tuesday, Oct. 17 4–5 p.m. ET)
An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.
Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member. Misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government could result in criminal or civil penalties.
La credencial FSA ID le permite al usuario acceder a los sistemas de la Oficina de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FSA, por sus siglas en inglés) y firmar documentos en esos sistemas.
Usted sólo debe crear una credencial FSA ID utilizando sus propios datos personales y para su propio uso exclusivo. No tiene autorización para crear una credencial FSA ID en representación de otra persona, aunque sea ésta un familiar. Cualquier falsificación de su identidad ante el Gobierno federal podría resultar en sanciones penales o civiles en su contra.
The Initiative has created the ¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success (Guide) to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process. The Guide provides recommended steps for the college enrollment process, helpful tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and key financial aid resources available to better support Hispanics, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and non U.S. citizen students, in their efforts to access a postsecondary education.
If you decide to take out a loan, make sure you understand who is making the loan and the terms and conditions of the loan. Student loans can come from the federal government or from private sources such as a bank or financial institution. Loans made by the federal government, called federal student loans, usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources. Learn more about the differences between federal and private student loans.
Here’s your guide to repaying your federal student loans.
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.
Access to FinAid is free for all users.
FinAid has earned a stellar reputation in the educational community as the best website of its kind. It’s comprehensive, it’s informative, it’s objective — and it’s the first stop on the web for students looking for ways to finance their education.
The site has won awards from the College Board, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students and the American Institute for Public Service.
Covering the cost of a master’s degree can be a significant financial investment. Fortunately, graduate students have a wide range of options, from federal loan programs to institutional scholarships. This guide examines the numerous ways students can finance a master’s degree, and provides key details and insight on how (and where) to get started.
When you’re a student, it can feel like money is always tight. You’ve got bills, rent, and tuition to pay, and you want to have enough money for fun, too. So how can you get on the right path to a great financial future, while making your money count today?CashCourse is your real-life guide to taking charge of your money. Our online personal finance tools help you build real-life-ready financial skills. Students at more than 800 schools across the country use CashCourse, and here’s why:
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