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Helpful Information for Financial Aid Recipients

Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions and answers may be found here.

Funding your Education
The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department’s Federal Student Aid office. Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

Repaying Student Loans
Repayment is an important part of managing your student loan(s). Your Federal Student Loans: Learn the Basics and Manage Your Debt explains available repayment options, includes examples of monthly payments for different loan amounts, and covers other topics you need to consider when managing your loans. Don’t know who your loan provider is? Go to www.nslds.ed.gov.

Defaulted Student Loans
If you have a student loan that is in default, you can find out what options are available by clicking on this link to the Guide for Defaulted Borrowers. This resource provides comprehensive student loan default information developed by the Department’s FSA Collections section. Clicking on various tabs within that publication will give you information about how to remove your loan from default, what to do if you have a dispute about your loan’s default status, and how to get answers to questions you might have.

Community Resources

  • For additional types of financial assistance from outside resources, visit the Department of Social Services. Please note that the Office of Financial Aid does not facilitate these programs. If you are interested in any of these resources, you should contact the appropriate department.
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