Does your financial aid offer include Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans? Learn how they compare so you can make a more informed choice.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides around $111 billion in federal student aid. Yet our annual reporting finds that only a fraction of high school students submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. So, let’s bust myths!
So you’ve submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and applied to schools. How do you know what to look for when they send you financial aid offers? Understanding how to interpret what you’re committing to could save you future surprises, not to mention thousands of dollars in payments. Here’s what you need to know.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the student’s responsibility, but when a student is considered a dependent student for FAFSA purposes, parents have a large role in the application process. Educate yourself about the process and opportunities so you can provide the guidance your child needs to do their part.
Learn about FFEL Program loans and how our relief programs affect you if you have one.
Consolidation combines your federal student loans into one loan with one monthly payment, but it has both pros and cons. Find out what you need to know before you consolidate.