Federal Student Aid Resources

The Office of Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help students prepare for college or career school. Resources are grouped by the following topics: information on college preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs; FAFSA; loan information and consumer protection.
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Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
Published: 
2011
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Skill Level: 
NRS EFL 3--ABE Intermediate Low
NRS EFL 4--ABE Intermediate High
NRS EFL 5--ASE Low
NRS EFL 6--ASE High
NRS EFL 5--ESL High Intermediate ESL
NRS EFL 6--Advanced ESL Literacy
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None

Abstract: 

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. 

Benefits and Uses: 
This fact sheet, Federal Student Aid for Adult Students, addresses key components and resources for adult learners who are interested in applying for federal student aid. The fact sheet differentiates between myths and facts about federal student aid for adult students and includes steps and deadlines for applying for federal student aid. In addition, the paper includes suggestions for reducing education expenses, recommendations for applying for federal student aid, and resources for additional information on careers and job training.
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