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Scholarship Search

General Scholarship Search Tool
Listing of available national scholarships

General Student Aid Information

General Financial Aid Information
National Student Guide to Financial Aid

National Student Loan Data System

National Student Loan Data System
Review your student loan debt

US Department of Education

Department of Education Information
Find out about government education initiatives

Dollar Sensei

Use this site from TSAC to measure your financial competency, determine if you are in financial danger and learn more about credit basics, budgeting and debt management.

CashCourse

CashCourse offers a wealth of financial education resources that can help you build money management skills and prepare you for success.

Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education’s federal student aid information website. Here are some helpful links:
•    Prepare for College (including checklists)
•    Types of Aid and Sources of Money for College
•    Who Gets Aid
•    FAFSASM: Apply for Aid
•    Manage Your Federal Student Loan
•    Parents

MyMoney

This booklet is for student loan borrowers and students and parents considering loans to pay for their postsecondary education. It covers what types of federal student loans are available, the difference between private and federal student loans, how much to borrow, tips on repaying their loan successfully, the consequences of default, and other helpful hints on how to manage student loan debt.

Welcome to MyMoney.gov

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.  This site organizes financial education from over 20 different Federal web sites in one place.

FinancialIQ

Great Lakes Knowledge Center is a one-stop shop to explore a variety of resources that can help you better understand your federal student loan.  Webcasts are available on demand so you can watch them anytime and get expert advice on how to take control of your student loans.

studentloans.gov

This site is your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans.  It provides the following information:

  • Complete Counseling
  • Complete Master Promissory Note
  • Request a Direct PLUS Loan
  • Complete Direct Consolidation Loan Application and Promissory Note
  • Complete IBR/Pay As You Earn/ICR Repayment Plan Request
  • Repayment Estimator – This tool uses your loan information from National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to estimate
    • initial monthly payments
    • repayment plan eligibility
    • repayment plan cost comparison
    • total interest paid

Additional Links:

Your Federal Student Loans: Learn the Basics and Manage Your Debt

Understanding Default

Avoiding Student Loan Default: Tips & Advice

7 Ways to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment

Getting out of Default

CashCourse

One For Your Money

Financial IQ

MyMoney.gov

loanconsolidation.ed.gov

YouCanDealWithIt.com