Financial Aid – The Beginning
Understanding Financial Aid
The US Department of Education has a website devoted to giving student’s information and assistance regarding financial aid. Visit their site at: Student Aid on the Web
A booklet, Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid will answer any questions you might still have. Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive source of information about the US Department of Education’s federal student aid programs and includes an overview of federal student aid, as well as more detailed information on the application process and student loans, for example.
Applying for Financial Aid
The process begins by first completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form used by virtually all two and four-year colleges, universities and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid. To assist in completing the form, please see Completing the FAFSA.