ERIC Number: ED402897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Student Guide. Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education, 1997-98.
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
This guide discusses federal student aid programs for postsecondary education and how to apply for them. It begins by outlining sources for finding out about student aid, such as schools, state higher education agencies, guidance counselors, and organizations connected with particular fields of interest. It offers tips on how to choose a school carefully. 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 telephone numbers. It also provides more detailed descriptions of the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, the Federal Family Education Loan Program, and campus-based programs, such as Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, the Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Perkins Loans. The guide concludes with a discussion of borrower rights and responsibilities, loan deferment procedures, loan cancellation procedures, and a glossary of important terms. (JLS)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Income Contingent Loans, Information Sources, Loan Repayment, Paying for College, Program Descriptions, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Responsibility, Work Study Programs
Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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; Perkins Loan Program