ERIC Number: ED399860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
How Can I Receive Financial Aid for College?
ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.
This brochure suggests steps students and parents can take to secure financial aid for higher education. The document contains six sections which cover: (1) types of aid available, including grants and scholarships, work-study programs, and loans; (2) determination of aid eligibility, a process including a demonstration of financial need (or merit for some scholarships), possession of a high school diploma or a General Education Development certificate, enrollment in an eligible degree or certificate program, being a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, having a valid social security number, and registering with the Selective Service, if applicable; (3) the search for financial aid, a process which encompasses becoming familiar with the details of financial aid and the application process, determining the total costs of each college to which the student has applied, ascertaining eligibility for merit-based aid, submitting aid applications in time, and exploring as many sources of aid as possible; (4) individuals and organizations that are good sources of information, such as libraries, school counselors, state financial aid offices, employers, and college financial aid officers; (5) national information centers; and (6) print sources of information. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A