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General Information and Application Guide to Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Overall view for understanding the financial aid process and how it works, as well as information on government grants and student loans. See also Federal Student Aid for Adult Students.
Financial Aid for Graduate or Professional Students.
Federal financial aid programs for graduate and professional degree students.
Free Scholarship Searches.
A directory of the major free scholarship sources on the Internet.
State Higher Education Agencies.
Information on state education programs, financial aid assistance programs, grants and scholarships from the U.S. Department of Education.
Financial Aid: Frequently Asked Questions.
An overview of frequently asked questions about financial aid, including help for returning adults and special circumstances.

Tools, Tips, Calculators & Worksheets
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form Online.
Department of Education site to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the Web. The FAFSA4caster will help determine your eligibility.
Department of Education PIN.
Personal identification number you will need to access your account at U.S. Department of Education Web sites: FAFSA on the Web, National Student Loan Data System, Direct Loan Servicing and Consolidation.
Federal School Codes Search.
Department of Education site that enables you to look up school codes online.
CSS/Financial Aid Profile.
Some colleges and universities require the College Board CSS/Financial Aid Profile in addition to the Department of Education FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to award financial aid. You can view or complete the College Board financial aid profile online, and view a list of schools that require the profile.
Financial Aid Calculators.
Use the calculators from FinAid to prepare an estimate of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and your financial need. Other calculators from FinAid include the College Cost Projector and the Loan Payment Calculator that computes an estimate of monthly loan payments and the necessary annual salary for repayment.
Comparing Offers from Different Schools.
Tips for making award letter comparisons a snap.
NSLDS Student Access.
The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan status, and disbursements. You will need an Electronic Access Code (EAC). Also, the Student Loan Locator from the National Student Clearinghouse will provide you with information related to the identity of your primary loan contact(s).


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