for Re-entry Students: Grants and Retraining Assistance
for Adults Returning to College.
Our 89 page special report for adult students that provides
information on scholarships, grants, and private organizations
and associations that aid adults returning to college.
General Information and Application
Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid 2012-2013. Indepth guide from the U.S. Department of Education on federal student aid programs, including an overview of the application process and student loan eligibility. See also Federal Student Aid for Adult Students and New Educational Opportunities for Unemployed Workers.
Financial Aid for Graduate and Professional Degree Students.
Federal financial aid programs for graduate and professional degree students.
A directory of the major free scholarship sources on
Higher Education Agencies.
Information on state education programs, financial aid
assistance programs, grants, scholarships, continuing
education programs, and career opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education.
Aid: Frequently Asked Questions.
An overview of frequently asked questions about financial
aid, including help for returning adults and special
circumstances, and how the economic stimulus will help you return to school.
Tools, Tips, Calculators &
(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 and opportunities for federal funding.
Department of Education
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.
School Codes Search.
Department of Education site that enables you to look
up school codes online.
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.
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
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).