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Financial Aid Links of Interest

Below you will links to other websites that you may find helpful.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Submit a FAFSA to apply for grants, loans and work-study from the federal government as well as state and school-based financial aid.

FAFSA en Español

FSA ID 
An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.


What Information Do I Need When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
A checklist of the information and documents you should have with you as complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Dependent or Independent?
This resource will help you answer the question: "When I fill out the FAFSA, am I dependent or independent?"

Who Is My “Parent” When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
What if your parents are divorced? Remarried? What if you live with your sister? Whose information should you report?

Reporting Same Sex Marriage on the FAFSA
Regardless of whether your married parents are of the same sex or opposite sex, both parents should provide separate information on the FAFSA.

Scholarships

College Board
Concise and in-depth information site with definitions, helpful links, college search tips and much more. Great reference for ANY grade level! 

FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB)
The largest and most complete scholarship search on the internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and student loans available to students. 

Scholarships for Military Families
ROTC and Veterans Service Organizations scholarships.

Loans

Federal Student Loan Programs
An overview of federal student loan programs. Federal student loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment terms and options than private student loans.

Direct Loan Basics for Students
A guide to Direct Loans for students.

Direct Loan Basics for Parents

A guide to Direct Loans for parents.

Repayment Estimator
Use the repayment estimator to estimate your federal student loan payments under each repayment plan.

Entrance Counseling, Exit Counseling & Master Promissory Note Information
This site is your source for information on how to manage your U.S. Department of Education student loans.

General

College Cost Scorecard
College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the tool to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need
Financial aid is a complicated topic. Use this guide to help you find the information you need.

Federal Student Aid Glossary
A glossary of terms related to federal student aid.

Tax Benefits for Education
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees. 

U.S. Department of Education: Financial Aid
The Department of Education makes available billions of dollars annually in financial aid to enable millions of students to attend college. If you're interested in applying for financial aid or just knowing about the many opportunities available, check out this website. 



FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Submit a FAFSA to apply for grants, loans and work-study from the federal government as well as state and school-based financial aid.

FAFSA en Español

FSA ID 
An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.


What Information Do I Need When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
A checklist of the information and documents you should have with you as complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Dependent or Independent?
This resource will help you answer the question: "When I fill out the FAFSA, am I dependent or independent?"

Who Is My “Parent” When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
What if your parents are divorced? Remarried? What if you live with your sister? Whose information should you report?

Reporting Same Sex Marriage on the FAFSA
Regardless of whether your married parents are of the same sex or opposite sex, both parents should provide separate information on the FAFSA.

Scholarships

College Board
Concise and in-depth information site with definitions, helpful links, college search tips and much more. Great reference for ANY grade level! 

FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB)
The largest and most complete scholarship search on the internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and student loans available to students. 

Scholarships for Military Families
ROTC and Veterans Service Organizations scholarships.

Loans

Federal Student Loan Programs
An overview of federal student loan programs. Federal student loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment terms and options than private student loans.

Direct Loan Basics for Students
A guide to Direct Loans for students.

Direct Loan Basics for Parents

A guide to Direct Loans for parents.

Repayment Estimator
Use the repayment estimator to estimate your federal student loan payments under each repayment plan.

Entrance Counseling, Exit Counseling & Master Promissory Note Information
This site is your source for information on how to manage your U.S. Department of Education student loans.

General

College Cost Scorecard
College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the tool to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need
Financial aid is a complicated topic. Use this guide to help you find the information you need.

Federal Student Aid Glossary
A glossary of terms related to federal student aid.

Tax Benefits for Education
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees. 

U.S. Department of Education: Financial Aid
The Department of Education makes available billions of dollars annually in financial aid to enable millions of students to attend college. If you're interested in applying for financial aid or just knowing about the many opportunities available, check out this website. 



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