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We provide resources on preparing for college or career school, applying for aid, consumer protection, and more.

Resources

The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school. Our resources are grouped by the following topics:

Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information
Loan Information
Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy
Webinars
Alternate Formats

As of Aug. 30, 2018, you can no longer order hard copies of our publications.* This is the final stage of a transition away from paper publications over the past several years. FSA's current offering of publications and resources will continue to be available electronically.

*Printed copies of the FAFSA form will continue to be made available. If you need a printed-out copy of the FAFSA PDF (in English, Spanish, or Braille), you may call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913).

To view the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, you must have installed the latest version of the Adobe Reader (free). Installation instructions can be found on the Adobe site.

Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs

See tips on getting ready for college. Learn about the federal student aid programs as well as other sources of financial aid to help you pay for college or career school. Also, learn about the process for applying for and receiving financial aid.

Booklets and Brochures

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English

Spanish

College Preparation Checklist

PDF

Available only in English

Do You Need Money for College or Career School? Apply for Federal Student Aid

PDF

Available only in English

My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College—A Workbook for Middle and Junior High School Students

PDF

Available only in English

Videos and Images

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English

Spanish

Financial Aid Process video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Financial Aid Process graphic

Image

Text-only version

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Text-only version

Types of Federal Student Aid video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Types of Federal Student Aid graphic

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

Responsible Borrowing video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Budgeting video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Fact Sheets

Resource

English

Spanish

2020-21 Federal Student Aid at a Glance

PDF

Available only in English

2019-20 Federal Student Aid at a Glance

PDF

Available only in English

Federal Student Grant Programs

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Loan Programs

PDF

PDF

Information for International Students

PDF

Available only in English

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students

PDF

PDF

Educational and Training Vouchers for Current and Former Foster Care Youth

PDF

Available only in English

Federal Student Aid and Homeless Youth

PDF

Available only in English

Internal Revenue Service fact sheet on education tax benefits—"Students and Parents: Why Form 1098-T Is Important to You"

PDF

Available only in English

Federal Student Aid for Students in Adult Correctional and Juvenile Justice Facilities

PDF

Available only in English

Federal Student Aid for Individuals Exiting Incarceration

PDF

Available only in English

Fact Sheets—Early Preparation

Resource

English

Spanish

Saving Early = Saving Smart! Watch Your Money Grow With Your Child

PDF

 PDF

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information

Get detailed information and help on completing the FAFSA® form.

Booklets and Brochures

Resource

English

Spanish

2020–21 Completing the FAFSA® Form discontinuation

PDF

Available only in English

2020-21 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula

PDF

Available only in English

2019-20 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula

PDF

Available only in English

Forms and Worksheets

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English

Spanish

2020-21 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

PDF

PDF

2019-20 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

PDF

PDF

2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form

PDF

PDF

2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form

PDF

PDF

Images

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English

Spanish

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid graphic

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

The FAFSA Process graphic

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PDF

Text-only version

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PDF

Text-only version

FAFSA Dependency Status graphic

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PDF

Text-only version

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PDF

Text-only version

Who's My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA? graphic

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

Simple Steps to Transfer Tax Information Into Your FAFSA®  Form graphic (Information about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool)

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Text-only version

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Text-only version

Videos

Resource

English

Spanish

How to Create Your FSA ID video

Video

Available only in English

What to Do If I Forgot My FSA ID Password video

Video

Available only in English

What to Do If I Forgot My FSA ID Username video

Video

Available only in English

FAFSA Overview video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

How to Fill Out the FAFSA video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

FAFSA: Determining Dependency Status video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Fact Sheets

Resource

English

Spanish

Creating and Using the FSA ID

PDF

PDF

Am I Dependent or Independent?

PDF

PDF

Who Is My "Parent" When I Fill Out the FAFSA?

PDF

PDF

Loan Information

Learn about federal student loans—what they are, how to get them, and why to get them. Understand your options for repaying a federal student loan.

Booklets and Brochures

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English

Spanish

Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Loans: Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents

PDF

PDF

Federal Student Loans: Repaying Your Loans

PDF

PDF

For Members of the U.S. Armed Forces: What you need to know about your federal student loan benefits

PDF

Available only in English

Entrance Counseling Guide

PDF

Printer-friendly version

Available only in English

Exit Counseling Guide

PDF

Printer-friendly version

Available only in English

Videos and Images

Resource

English

Spanish

Getting a Federal Student Loan graphic

Image

Text-only version

Image

Text-only version

Public Service Loan Forgiveness graphic

PDF

Text-only version

Available only in English

Repayment: What to Expect video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Repayment: How to Manage Your Student Loans video

Video

Spanish-captioned video

Student Loan Repayment Options video

Video

Available only in English

Trouble Making Your Federal Student Loan Payments? graphic

Image

PDF

Text-only version

Image

PDF

Text-only version

Fact Sheets

Resource

English

Spanish

Federal Student Loan Programs

PDF

PDF

Peace Corps and Repayment of Your Federal Student Loans

PDF

Available only in English

Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy

Read important information about protecting yourself from scams and getting the most from your money.

Fact Sheets

Resource

English

Spanish

Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College

PDF

Available only in English

Federal Student Aid and Identity Theft

PDF

Available only in English

Money Management Checklist for College Students

PDF

Available only in English

Webinars

Webinars to learn about the process for applying for and receiving financial aid.

Webinars

Resource

English

Spanish

Preparing Financially for College webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

Tips for Understanding and Comparing Financial Aid Offers webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

FAFSA® Process: Filling Out the FAFSA Form webinar

Webinar
Transcript

Available only in English

Top Five Tips to Complete the FAFSA® Form webinar

Webinar

Available only in English

What to do After Filling Out the FAFSA® Form webinar

Webinar

Available only in English

Understanding the Basics of Public Service Loan Forgiveness webinar

Webinar

Available only in English

Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents and Grad Students

Webinar

Available only in English

Finding the Right Federal Loan Repayment Plan webinar

Webinar

Available only in English

2020–21 FAFSA® Demo Line by Line webinar

Webinar

Available only in English

Alternate Formats

All of our publications and fact sheets are screen reader friendly. On request, our publications and fact sheets are available in alternate formats, such as Braille. For more information, please contact us.