Federal Student Aid (FSA)
The Federal Student Aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. This site can help students at every stage of financial aid process, whether they’re in school or out of school.
Finaid — Financial Aid Information
Best overall source in guiding students in financial assistance. Includes custom calculators to help the student figure out how much school will cost, how much he/she needs to save, and how much aid he/she will need.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Online application and renewal processing for federal student aid programs. Other options include requesting an FSA ID, correcting the ISIR, requesting a duplicate SAR, Question 28 worksheet, School Code search, and checking on the status of a submitted FAFSA.
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
Obtain a wealth of information concerning your Direct (Stafford) or PLUS loans processed through Great Lakes Higher Education, the federal loan guarantor used most by Carthage. Obtain details on the disbursement of all your loans.
IRS — Education Tax Credits
IRS Web page linking to details regarding various education-related tax credits and deductions.
Loan Forgiveness for Teachers
The federal government has a program of federal Direct (Stafford) and Perkins loan forgiveness for students meeting certain eligibility criteria.
The National Student Loan Data Systems (NSLDS)
This is the best source to get a list of all student loans you took out while you were attending college. Please note: The individual may have loans with other loan agencies that have not provided information or authorization to the clearinghouse.
The FSA Ombudsman works with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems. Their goal is to facilitate and provide creative options and alternatives for borrowers needing assistance with federal loans.
Selective Service System
A student can register for the selective service or verify their registration online.
U.S. Department of Education Home Page
This site contains everything a student needs to know about federal aid and educational opportunities.
U.S. Department of Education FSA ID Registration
This web site is your source of information for the U.S. Department of Education FSA ID.