ERIC Number: ED398825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Student Guide. Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education, 1996-97.
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
This guide describes federal student aid programs for postsecondary education and how to apply for them. It begins by outlining sources for learning about student aid, such as school financial aid administrators, state higher education agencies, foundations, organizations related to particular fields of interest, and toll-free telephone numbers for information on the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program and the AmeriCorps program. The guide presents general information about federal student aid, including eligibility in terms of need and dependency status, the application process, special circumstances, deadlines, and important phone numbers. It then provides more detailed descriptions of the Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans (Loans for Parents), Consolidation Loans; and the following campus-based programs: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loans. The guide concludes with a discussion of borrower responsibilities and rights, procedures for loan deferment, discharge/cancellation, and a glossary of important terms. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid is included. (KG)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Income Contingent Loans, Information Sources, Loan Repayment, Paying for College, Program Descriptions, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Work Study Programs
Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Education Loan Program; Pell Grant Program