Federal Student Aid Resources
The Office of Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education provides resources on preparing for college or career school, applying for aid, consumer protection, and more. Resources include checklists, workbooks, and guides to help students learn more about the financial aid process and resources.
One resource that is particularly useful for adult learners is the Federal Student Aid for Adult Students fact sheet, which summarizes facts, deadlines, and recommendations for adult learners to consider when applying for federal student aid. Types of federal student aid are described, as well as methods and resources for applying for federal student aid.
The site also provides links to other critical sites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application; information on paying back loans; and a glossary of relevant terms.